Minerals identify

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Vauxite

Phosphate mineral

Vauxite is a phosphate mineral with the chemical formula Fe 4)2(OH – paravauxite although Mindat puts it as a member of the vantasselite There is no similarity in structure between vauxite and paravauxite Fe2+Al2(PO4)2(OH)2·8H2O or metavauxite Fe3+Al2(PO4)2(OH)2·8H2O, even though they are closely similar chemically, and all minerals occur together as secondary minerals Vauxite was named in 1922 for George Vaux Junior (1863–1927), an American attorney and mineral collector.

Identification

Color of mineral

Blue
Green

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

3.5

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Triclinic

Fluorescent

Fluorescent