Langite
Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O

     Langite is another rare species at MSH.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Color is usually greenish-blue.
Luster is vitreous to silky.
Diaphaneity is transparent to translucent.
Crystal System is monoclinic; Pc.
Crystal Habits include efflorescences.
Cleavage {001} and {010}.
Fracture is uneven.
Hardness is 2.5 - 3.
Specific Gravity is approximately 3.25 g/cm3.
Streak is white.
Associated Minerals include UK #55.
Distinguishing Features: Crystal habit.
Origin: Named in 1864 after Victor van Lang (1838-1921),
   Austrian professor of physics.

CLASSIFICATION:

Dana System
# 31.4.3.1

Strunz Classification
# VI/D.03-20

REFERENCES:
Dana 8:644 (1997)

DISTRIBUTION AND RARITY AT MONT SAINT-HILAIRE:

MSH
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PE
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AP
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MX
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SS
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MC
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HF
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BR
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SX
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FR
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