Minerals identify

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Musgravite

Oxide mineral

Musgravite or magnesiotaaffeite-6N’3S is a rare oxide mineral used as a gemstone is the Ernabella Mission, Musgrave Ranges , South Australia family of minerals, and its chemical formula is Be )2Al 12. Its hardness is 8 to 8.5 on the Mohs scale Due to its rarity, the mineral can sell for roughly USD$35,000 per carat.

Identification

Color of mineral

Grey
Green

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

8

Density ( specific gravity )

1.739
1.735

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Trigonal