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Thomsenolite

Halide mineral

Thomsenolite is a mineral with formula: NaCaAlF6·H2O. It is an alteration product of cryolite

It was discovered in 1868 in Ivigtut and named for Hans Peter Jorgen Julius Thomsen (1826–1909).

Identification

Color of mineral

White
Brown
Red

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

2

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic