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Pabstite

Cyclosilicate

Pabstite is a barium silicate mineral that is found in contact metamorphosed. It belongs to the benitoite group of minerals. The chemical formula of pabstite is Ba(Sn,Ti)Si3O9. It is found in Santa Cruz, California system of the mineral is hexagonal.

Identification

Color of mineral

Pink
White

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

6

Density ( specific gravity )

1.685
1.674

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Hexagonal