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Paralaurionite

Halide mineral

Paralaurionite is a colorless mineral consisting of a basic lead chloride PbCl(OH) that is dimorphous. It is a member of the matlockite The name is derived from para-, the Greek for "near", and laurionite, because of its polymorphic relationship to it. Bright, yellow tips of thorikosite can form on paralaurionite crystals and paralaurionite may also be intergrown with mendipite

Identification

Color of mineral

White
Green
Yellow
Orange
Violet

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

3

Density ( specific gravity )

2.05
2.15
2.2

Luster ( interacts light )

Adamantine

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic