Zhanghengite

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Zhanghengite
General
Category Mineral
Formula
(repeating unit)
CuZn
Strunz classification 01.AB.10a
Identification
Color Golden yellow
Crystal system Isometric - Hexoctahedral
Cleavage None
Mohs scale hardness 3.5
Luster Metallic
Streak bronze
Diaphaneity Opaque
Specific gravity 3.92
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Zhanghengite is a mineral consisting of 80% copper and zinc, 10% iron with the balance made up of chromium and aluminium. Its color is golden yellow. It was discovered in 1986 during the analysis of the Bo Xian meteorite and is named after Zhang Heng, an ancient Chinese astronomer.

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