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Nissonite

Phosphate mineral

Nissonite is a very rare copper mineral O. It crystallizes in the monoclinic typically as crusts, and diamond-shaped crystals. The color is blue-green. It has a light green streak of 2.5 and a specific gravity is {100} distinct.

Nissonite was discovered in 1966 and was named after William H. Nisson (1912–1965). It is from Llanada copper mine, near Llanada, San Benito Co., California.

Identification

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic