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Barbertonite
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Barbertonite Mineral

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1 Physical
1.1 Mohs Hardness
1.5-2
1.2 Luster
Pearly
1.3 Cleavage
Perfect on {0001}
1.4 Fracture
Flexible Flexible fragments.
1.5 Streak
Very pale violet to white
1.6 Bulk Density
Osmium
2.14
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Kurilite
1.7 Tenacity
Flexible but not elastic
2 Chemical
2.1 Formula
2.1.1 Chemical Formula
Mg6Cr2(CO3)(OH)16•4(H2O)
2.1.2 Empirical Formula
Mg6Cr2(CO3)(OH)16•4(H2O)
2.2 Crystal Properties
2.2.1 Crystal System
Hexagonal
2.2.2 Space group
Hexagonal Dihexagonal Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (6/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: P 63/mmc
2.2.3 Crystal Habit
flattened plates, in fibrous matted masses, and as cross-fiber veinlets
2.2.4 Crystal Class
Dihexagonal dipyramidal (6/mmm)
2.2.5 Twinning
Not Available
2.3 Molecular Weight
Proudite
654.01
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Diamond
3 Atomic
3.1 Axial Ratios
a:c = 1:2.51539
3.2 Fermion Index
Maldonite
0.03
Rank: 35 (Overall)
Algodonite
3.3 Boson Index
Algodonite
0.97
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Urea
3.4 Cell Dimensions
3.4.1 a
Mesolite
6.17
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Graphite
3.4.2 b
Liveingite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Tantalcarbide
3.4.3 c
Taranakite
15.52
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Tiettaite
3.4.4 alpha
Nefedovite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Schneiderhohnite
3.4.5 beta
Catapleiite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Harmotome
3.4.6 gamma
Rhonite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Hemihedrite
4 Optical
4.1 Photoelectric
Natronambulite
4.01 barns/electron
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Hartite
4.2 Radioactivity
No Common Minerals Minerals has it !
4.2.1 GRapi
Melanocerite Ce
0.00
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Abelsonite
4.3 By Intensity
Not Available
4.4 Specific Gravity
Osmium
2.10
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Kurilite
4.5 Diaphaneity
Transparent
4.6 Luminescence
Not Available
4.7 Birefringence
0.028
4.8 Pleochroism
Weak
5 Classification
5.1 Category
Carbonate minerals
5.2 IMA Status
Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1940
5.3 Dana Class
16b.06.01.02
5.4 Strunz Class
05.DA.45
6 Facts
6.1 Origin
Alteration product of chromite in serpentinite.
6.2 Locality
Kaapsehoop asbestos mine, Kaapse Hoop, Barberton district, Transvaal, South Africa. Link to  MinDat.org Location Data.
6.3 Name Origin
Named for the locality.
6.4 Color
Violet, Pink, Violet, Pink, Not Available
6.5 Name Synonym
Not Available
6.6 Uses
Not Available

What is Barbertonite?

Minerals are solid substances, occurring naturally. Minerals are not organic compounds as their origins are inorganic. Interestingly, the process of formation of minerals do result from organic processes. What is Barbertonite? Here you can know all about it. Barbertonite mineral belongs to Carbonate minerals. You can know more about the Physical Properties of Barbertonite and find out all the aspects pertaining to the appearance and form of a mineral. It is also important to know the IMA status of a mineral, for this mineral IMA status is Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1940. Another important aspect is the minerals strength or hardness, Barbertonite has Mohs Hardness between 1.5-2.

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