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Phosgenite

Carbonate mineral

Phosgenite is a rare mineral chlorocarbonate, (PbCl)2CO3. The tetragonal are prismatic or tabular in habit: they are usually colorless and transparent, and have a brilliant adamantine lustre twist about the tetrad or principal axis. The hardness is 3 and the specific gravity, and consequently was earlier known as corneous lead, (German Hornblei).

Identification

Color of mineral

Brown
Yellow
Violet
Grey
Green

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

2

Density ( specific gravity )

2.118
2.145

Luster ( interacts light )

Adamantine

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Tetragonal