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Zharchikhite

Halide mineral

Zharchikhite is a halide mineral fluoride; formula AlF(OH)2. It forms colourless, transparent crystals. Discovered in 1968, it is named after its original locality, the Zharchinskoya Deposit, which is in Buryatia.

Identification

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

4.5

Density ( specific gravity )

1.532
1.552
1.567

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic