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Iranite

Silicate mineral

for "Iranites" the fossil cephalopod genus see Xenodiscidae

Iranite (Persian lead silicate mineral with formula Pb10Cu(CrO4)6(SiO4)2(F,OH)2. It was first described from an occurrence in Iran. It is the copper analogue of hemihedrite

It occurs as an oxidation lead-bearing veins. Associated minerals include dioptase, mimetite It was first described in 1970 for an occurrence in the Sebarz Mine, northeast of Anarak

Identification

Color of mineral

Brown
Orange

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

3

Density ( specific gravity )

2.25
2.4

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Triclinic