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Nissonite is a very rare copper phosphate mineral with formula: Cu2Mg2(PO4)2(OH)2·2H2O. It crystallizes in the monoclinic crystal system typically as crusts, tabular crystals, and diamond-shaped crystals. The color is blue-green. It has a light green streak, a Mohs hardness of 2.5 and a specific gravity of 2.73. Cleavage is  distinct.
Additional recommended knowledge
Nissonite was discovered in 1966 and was named after W. H. Nisson. It is from Llanada copper mine, near Llanada, San Benito Co., California.
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