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Graphite

Native mineral

Graphite (/ˈɡræfaɪt/), archaically referred to as plumbago, is a crystalline with its atoms arranged in a hexagonal structure. It occurs naturally in this form and is the most stable form of carbon under standard conditions. Under high pressures and temperatures it converts to diamond. Graphite is used in pencils and lubricants. It is a good conductor of heat and electricity. Its high conductivity makes it useful in electronic products such as electrodes.

Identification

Color of mineral

Iron
Black
Grey
Blue

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

1

Luster ( interacts light )

Metallic

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Hexagonal