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Tarbuttite

Phosphate mineral

Tarbuttite is a rare phosphate mineral with formula Zn2(PO4)(OH). It was discovered in 1907 in what is now Zambia and named for Percy Tarbutt.

Identification

Color of mineral

White
Yellow
Red
Green
Brown

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

3.5

Density ( specific gravity )

1.66
1.705
1.713

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous
Pearly

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Triclinic