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Pascoite

Vanadate mineral

Pascoite is a mineral with formula Ca3V10O28·17H2O that is red-orange to yellow in color. It was discovered in the Pasco Province of Peru, for which it is named, and described in 1914.

Identification

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

2.5

The streak

Yellow

Density ( specific gravity )

1.775
1.815
1.825

Luster ( interacts light )

Adamantine
Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic