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Zairite

Zairite

Formula
BiFe3+3(PO4)2(OH)6 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Luster
Vitreous - Resinous 
Color
greenish, greenish white, yellow green 
Streak
white 
Class
Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral 
Hardness
4.5 
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Zairite from Eta-Etu, Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo

Zairite
            from Eta-Etu, Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo
Special Info
Type Locality

Green spongy masses throughout matrix. Very rare bismuth phosphate. Type Locality.

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