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Svanbergite

Phosphate mineral

Svanbergite is a colorless, yellow or reddish mineral with the chemical formula 3(P )6. It has rhombohedral

It was first described for an occurrence in Varmland , Sweden in 1854 and named for Swedish chemist Lars Fredrik Svanberg

It occurs in high aluminium medium-grade metamorphic rocks; in bauxite enriched argillic alteration ( high silica and clay) associated with hydrothermal. It occurs with pyrophyllite , andalusite, alunite

Identification

Color of mineral

Yellow
Red
Brown

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

5

Density ( specific gravity )

1.631
1.646

Luster ( interacts light )

Adamantine
Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Trigonal