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Russellite

Russellite

[ruhs-uh-lahyt]

Russellite is a mineral with the chemical formula (BiO2)[WO4].

In the orthorhombic crystal system, Russellite is yellow or yellow-green in colour, with a Mohs hardness of 3½.

Russellite is named for the mineralogist Sir Arthur Russell, and the type locality is the Castle-an-Dinas Mine, near St Columb Major in Cornwall, where it was found in wolframite.

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