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Rakovanite

Pascoite family

Rakovanite, Na3{H3 family. It is a transparent, brittle mineral occurring in the monoclinic crystal system. It is orange in color and has an orange-yellow colored streak. Rakovanite is soft with a Mohs hardness of 2.407g cm−3. It does not fluoresce in long- or short-wave ultraviolet radiation. Rakovanite crystals are up to one mm in maximum dimension and vary in habit from blocky to prismatic on , commonly exhibiting steps and striations parallel to. Its name honors John Rakovan, professor, Department of Geology and Environmental Earth Science, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, US.

Identification

Color of mineral

Orange

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

1

The streak

Yellow

Luster ( interacts light )

Adamantine

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic