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Messelite

Phosphate mineral

Messelite is a mineral with formula Ca2(Fe2+,Mn2+)(PO4)2·2H2O. It was discovered in Germany and described in 1890. The mineral was subsequently discredited in 1940, reinstated and named neomesselite in 1955, and the name restored to messelite in 1959.

Identification

Color of mineral

White
Green
Grey
Pink

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

3.5

Density ( specific gravity )

1.644
1.653
1.68

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Triclinic