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Zaïrite

Phosphate mineral

Zaïrite is a phosphate mineral with the chemical formula Bi(Fe3+,Al)3 The name was given from where it was locally discovered in Eta-Etu, Kivu, Congo (Zaïre) in 1975.

Identification

Color of mineral

Green
White
Yellow

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

4.5

Density ( specific gravity )

1.82
1.81

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous
Resinous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Trigonal