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Vanadiocarpholite

Silicate mineral

Vanadiocarpholite (Mn+2V+3AlSi2O6(OH)4) is straw yellow to brown silicate mineral. It crystallizes in the orthorhombic crystal system. It is the vanadium rich variety of carpholite (Mn+2Al2Si2O6(OH)4).

Identification

Color of mineral

Yellow
Brown

Density ( specific gravity )

1.684
1.691
1.7

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous
Silky

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Orthorhombic