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Melanophlogite

Silicate mineral

Melanophlogite (MEP) is a rare silicate mineral and a polymorph (SiO2). It has a zeolite -like porous structure which results in relatively low and not well-defined values of its density and refractive index. Melanophlogite often overgrows crystals of sulfur or calcite and typically contains a few percent of organic and sulfur compounds. Darkening of organics in melanophlogite upon heating is a possible origin of its name, which comes from the Greek for "black" and "to be burned".

Identification

Color of mineral

Brown
Yellow
Red

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

6.5

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Cubic

Fluorescent

Fluorescent