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Fabianite

Fabianite is a borate mineral with the chemical formula CaB3O5(OH). It is colorless and leaves a white streak. Its crystals are monoclinic prismatic. It is transparent and fluorescent. It has vitreous luster. It is not radioactive. Fabianite is rated 6 on the Mohs Scale.

References

* Webmineral Entry
* Mineral Handbook
* J. A. Konnert, J. R. Clark and C. L. Christ (1970). "Crystal structure of fabianite, CaB3O5(OH), and comparison with the structure of its synthetic dimorph". Zeitschrift für Kristallographie 132: 241–254. http://rruff.geo.arizona.edu/doclib/zk/vol132/ZK132_241.pdf.
* Richard C. Erd, G. Donald Eberlein, and C. L. Christ (1969). "Fabianite and its synthetic dimorph, CaB3O5(OH); new data". The Canadian Mineralogist 10 (1): 108–112.

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