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Leucophoenicite

Nesosilicates

Leucophoenicite is a mineral with formula Mn7(SiO4)3(OH)2. Generally brown to red or pink in color, the mineral gets its name from the Greek words meaning "pale purple-red". Leucophoenicite was discovered in New Jersey , US and identified as a new mineral in 1899.

Identification

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

5.5

Density ( specific gravity )

1.751
1.771
1.782

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic