|Crystal class||Prismatic (2/m)
(same H-M symbol)
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. It was named for Hans-Joachim Fabian, a German geologist.
- Webmineral Entry
- Mineral Handbook
- J. A. Konnert; J. R. Clark; C. L. Christ (1970). "Crystal structure of fabianite, CaB30S(OH), and comparison with the structure of its synthetic dimorph" (PDF). Zeitschrift für Kristallographie. 132: 241–254. Bibcode:1970ZK....132..241K. doi:10.1524/zkri.1970.132.1-6.241.
- Richard C. Erd; G. Donald Eberlein; C. L. Christ (1969). "Fabianite and its synthetic dimorph, CaB 3 O 5 (OH); new data". The Canadian Mineralogist. 10 (1): 108–112.
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