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Diameter, mm (1mm - 0,039inch)

Fluorescent Minerals (UV) "Marshite"

Marshite - a rare, little-described mineral. Iodide. It loses transparency in the light.

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Physical properties of Marshite

Category Halide mineral
(repeating unit)
IMA symbol Msh
Strunz classification 3.AA.05
Dana classification
Crystal system Isometric
Crystal class Hextetrahedral (43m)
Space group F43m
Unit cell a = 6.05 Å (untwinned a = 6.6063(1) Å); Z=4
Color Honey-yellow, exposed to air pink-red to brick-red
Crystal habit Tetrahedral crystals, cubo-octahedral, crusts
Twinning On {111}
Cleavage {011} perfect
Fracture Conchoidal
Tenacity Brittle
Mohs scale hardness 2.5
Luster Adamantine, greasy
Streak Yellow
Diaphaneity Transparent
Specific gravity 5.68
Density 5.68 g/cm3 (measured),
5.71 g/cm3 (calculated)
Optical properties Isotropic
Ultraviolet fluorescence Dark red (SW, LW)
Marshite, Cerussite, Cuprite (red effect)
Code: 2632
Rubtsovskoye field, Altai, Southern Siberia, RF

0.00 $ $280.00

Code: 2615
Rubtsovskoye field, Altai, Southern Siberia, RF

0.00 $ $130.00

Code: 2631
Rubtsovskoye field, Altai, Southern Siberia, RF

0.00 $ $80.00

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