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An ill-defined substance. Analysis indicates a hydrated sulphate of Na, K, Ca, Mg, Mn, Fe''', and Pb.

Classification of Lamprophanite

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Physical Properties of Lamprophanite

Diaphaneity (Transparency):Opaque
Hardness (Mohs):3
Density (measured):3.07 g/cm3

Crystallography of Lamprophanite

Morphology:Occurs as thin, cleavable folia.

Other Information

Other Information:Not totally soluble in acids.
Health Warning:No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Lamprophanite

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Igelström (1866) Svenska Vetenskapsakademien, Stockholm, Handlingar, Öfv.: 23: 93.

Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 580.

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    Igelström (1866) Svenska Vetenskapsakademien, Stockholm, Handlingar, Öfv.: 23: 93; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 580.
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