Adamantine Spar

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This article is about the real mineral. For mythological and fictional substances of a similar name, see Adamant.

Adamantine is a mineral, often referred to as adamantine spar. It is a silky brown form of corundum. It has a Mohs rating of 9.[1]

Adamantine is also used as an adjective to refer to non-metallic, brilliant light reflecting and transmitting properties, known as adamantine luster. Diamond is the best known material to be described as having adamantine luster, although anglesite, cerussite and corundum in some of its forms are also described in this way.[2]

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  1. ^ "Adamantine Spar". Archived from the original on 18 October 2007. Retrieved September 15, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Adamantine - World of Earth Science". Retrieved September 15, 2007.