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Mineral Information on:
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Chemical Group:  arsenate

Chemical Formula:    
 Zn2(AsO4)(OH).(H2O)

Color:   bright yellow, waxy-yellow, colorless                                                                      

 

Hardness:  4.5 to 5                Specific Gravity:   3.98 to 4.01             

Cleavage:  imperfect

Luster:  vitreous
 

Tenacity:  brittle

 

Crystal Forms:  Monoclinic System; prismatic crystals,
                               sheathlike aggregates

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Toxicity:      when-swallowed-                            when inhaled-

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