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Xitieshanite

Sulfate mineral

Xitieshanite is a hydrous iron –chloride with chemical formula: Fe3+(SO4)Cl·6(H2O).

It was discovered in 1983 and named for the discovery location of Xitieshan lead in the Qinghai Province The mineral has also been reported in 2005 from acid mine drainage in Green Valley, Vigo County, Indiana

Identification

Color of mineral

Green
Yellow

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

2.5

Density ( specific gravity )

1.536
1.57
1.628

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic