Minerals identify

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Xocolatlite

Sulfate mineral

Xocolatlite is a sulfate mineral named for its chocolatey appearance. Discovered in the La Bambolla gold mine of Moctezuma, Sonora , Xocolatlite's name is derived from the Nahuatl (literally "bitter water"; a root word of "chocolate "), a drink made from cocoa.

Identification

Color of mineral

Brown

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

2
3

The streak

Brown

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic