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Hodgkinsonite

Nesosilicate

Hodgkinsonite is a rare zinc silicate mineral Zn2MnSiO4(OH)2. It crystallizes in the monoclinic system and typically forms radiating to acicular prismatic crystals with variable color from pink, yellow-red to deep red. Hodgkinsonite was discovered in 1913 by H. H. Hodgkinson, for whom it is named in Franklin, New Jersey

Identification

Density ( specific gravity )

1.72
1.741
1.746

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic