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Tarbuttite

Tarbuttite

Formula
Zn2(PO4)(OH) 
Crystal System
Triclinic 
Crystal Habit
Wheat Sheaf, Striated, Prismatic 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Pearly 
Color
brown, colorless, green, white, light yellow 
Streak
white 
Class
Triclinic - Pinacoidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Uneven 
Hardness
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Tarbuttite from Kabwe mine, Broken Hill, Kabwe dist., Central Province, Zambia

Tarbuttite
            from Kabwe mine, Broken Hill, Kabwe dist., Central Province, Zambia

Murky white or colorless 1-3mm crystals of Tarbutite.

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