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Elsmoreite is a hydrous tungsten oxide mineral with formula WO3·0.5(H2O). Elsmoreite is a colorless to white, translucent isometric mineral. It has a Mohs hardness of 3, exhibits no cleavage and has a splintery fracture. It has a vitreous to adamantine luster. It is optically isotropic with an index of refraction of n = 2.24.
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It was first described for an occurrence in Elsmore Hill, New South Wales, Australia from where it takes its name.
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