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Sonolite

Silicate mineral

Sonolite is a mineral with formula Mn9(SiO4)4(OH,F)2. The mineral was discovered in 1960 in the Sono mine in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. In 1963, it was identified as a new mineral and named after the Sono mine.

Identification

Color of mineral

Red
Orange
Pink
Brown

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

5.5

Density ( specific gravity )

1.765
1.778
1.787

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous
Dull

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic