Asisite

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Asisite
Asisite - Kombat Mine, Namibia.jpg
Asisite from Asisite - Kombat Mine, Namibia
General
Category Halide
Formula
(repeating unit)
Pb7SiO4O4Cl2
Strunz classification 3.DB.40
Crystal system Tetragonal
Ditetragonal dipyramidal class
Identification
Colour yellow to yellow-green, red
Crystal symmetry Tetragonal
H-M symbol: (4/m 2/m 2/m)
Space group: I4/mmm
Mohs scale hardness

Asisite (Pb7SiO8Cl2) is a yellow tetragonal mineral. It is found at Kombat Mine, Kombat, Grootfontein District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia. It was named for a farm, Asis, which covers the mine where it was found. It was discovered in 1988.

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