Minerals identify

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Pyrochlore

Oxide mineral

Pyrochlore (Na 6(OH end member of the pyrochlore supergroup. The general formula, A2B2O7 (where A and B are metals), represent a family of phases isostructural to the mineral pyrochlore. Pyrochlores are an important class of materials in diverse technological applications such as luminescence, ionic conductivity, nuclear waste immobilization, high temperature thermal barrier coatings, automobile exhaust gas control, catalysts, solid oxide fuel cell, ionic/electrical conductors etc.

Identification

Color of mineral

Brown
Black
Red
Orange

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

5.0

Luster ( interacts light )

Resinous
Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Isometric

Radioactive

Radioactive