# Mineral Hardness Color Transparency Crystal System Probability See More
1Margarosanite2.5 - 3.0Colorless, grayish-white (due to included native lead)Transparent, TranslucentTriclinic0.072
2Meneghinite2.5Blackish lead-grayOpaqueOrthorhombic0.054
3Scainiite3.5 - 4.0Black, bluish metallic with dark red tintOpaqueMonoclinic0.042
4Pharmacolite2.0 - 2.5White or colorless, grayish white, colorless in transmitted light.Transparent, TranslucentMonoclinic0.042
5Margarite4.0Grayish, pale pink, yellow, green. Colorless in thin section.TranslucentMonoclinic0.036
6Ashcroftine-(Y)5.0PinkTransparentTetragonal0.036
7Dypingite2.0 - 3.0WhiteMonoclinic0.028
8Makatite5.5 - 6.0whiteMonoclinic0.026
9Hedyphane4.0 - 5.0White, yellowish white, buff, bluish, colourless in transmitted light.Hexagonal0.024
10Tilasite5.0Light gray, violet-gray, pinkish red (LĂ„ngban), olive-green, apple-green (India), colourless or pale green in transmitted light.TranslucentMonoclinic0.02
11Fluoborite3.5Colourless, violet or white, colourless in transmitted lightTransparent, TranslucentHexagonal0.019
12Sillimanite6.5 - 7.5Colorless, white, yellow, brown, green, gray.Transparent, TranslucentOrthorhombic0.018
13Bementite6.0Brown, dark brown, golden brown, grayish-yellowTranslucentMonoclinic0.016
14Canavesite2.0Monoclinic0.016
15Vantasselite2.0 - 2.5WhiteOrthorhombic0.015
16Manganberzeliite4.5 - 5.0Yellow-orange, yellowish red, colorless to orange in transmitted light.Transparent, TranslucentIsometric0.014
17Hardystonite3.0 - 4.0light brownish white, pale greyish-white, whitish, very pale pinkishOpaqueTetragonal0.012
18Nakauriite5.0 - 5.5Translucent blueOrthorhombic0.012
19Stilpnomelane3.0 - 4.0Red, brown, black, dark green, dark reddish brown, golden brownTranslucentTriclinic0.011
20Arsenolite1.5White, bluish, reddish to yellowish if impure with realgar or orpiment, colourless in transmitted lightTransparentIsometric0.01
21Nacrite2.0 - 2.5White, grey, yellowish, brownish, etc.Monoclinic0.01
22Ludwigite5.0Dark-green to blackOpaqueOrthorhombic0.009
23Pumpellyite-(Al)5.50.009
24Chloritoid6.5dark green to green-gray or nearly black.TranslucentMonoclinic0.008
25Breithauptite5.5Copper-red with a violet tintOpaqueHexagonal0.008
26Edenite5.0 - 6.0White, grey, pale to dark green, also brown and pale pinkish-brownMonoclinic0.007
27Altaite2.0 - 3.0Tin-white with a light yellow tint, yellow-brown, blue (tarnished)OpaqueIsometric0.007
28Artinite2.5White, colourless in transmitted light.TransparentMonoclinic0.007
29Wollastonite4.5 - 5.0White, gray-white, light green, pinkish, brown, red, yellowTransparent, TranslucentTriclinic0.006
30Gudmundite5.5 - 6.0OpaqueMonoclinic0.006
31Magnesio-hastingsite5.0 - 6.0Green to brownish-greenMonoclinic0.006
32Antimony3.0 - 3.5Tin-whiteOpaqueTrigonal0.006
33Straczekite1.0 - 2.0Green-blackMonoclinic0.005
34Kingsmountite2.5Colorless to white, may have a light tan to pale brown tingeTransparent, TranslucentMonoclinic0.005
35Motukoreaite1.0 - 1.5colorless, white, yellowTranslucentTrigonal0.005
36Tsaregorodtsevite6.0Colourless to whiteTransparentOrthorhombic0.005
37Kaliophilite5.5 - 6.0ColorlessTransparentHexagonal0.004
38Vonsenite5.0Black, greenish blackOpaqueOrthorhombic0.004
39Calaverite2.5 - 3.0Brass yellow to silver whiteOpaqueMonoclinic0.004
40Brannerite4.5 - 5.5Black, brownish olive-green, yellow-brown to yellow with alteration, yellowish green in transmitted lightOpaqueMonoclinic0.004
41Lizardite2.00.004
42Triplite5.0 - 5.5Brown, red-brown, dark brown, black (altered), light brownish u=yellow to dark reddish brown in transmitted light.OpaqueMonoclinic0.004
43Actinolite5.0 - 6.0Green, green-black, grey-green, or blackTransparent, TranslucentMonoclinic0.004
44Zoisite6.0 - 7.0Colourless, purple, greyish-white, grey, yellowish-brown, yellow, pink, greenTransparent, TranslucentOrthorhombic0.004
45Tiemannite2.5Steel-gray to blackOpaqueIsometric0.004
46Triphylite4.0Brown-green, light green-gray, may appear blue-gray, colourless to pale yellow in transmitted light.TranslucentOrthorhombic0.004
47Nickeline5.0 - 5.5Pale copper redOpaqueHexagonal0.004
48Fluoro-richterite5.0 - 6.0Brown to brownish-red, rose-red, yellow, grey-brown, also pale to dark green.Monoclinic0.004
49Kovdorskite4.0Pale rose, pale blueMonoclinic0.004
50Cobaltkoritnigite2.0 - 3.0Pale Light purple to intense purple, pale rose red to intense purple-roseTransparent, TranslucentTriclinic0.004
51Messelite3.5White, pale gray white, creamy whiteTransparent, TranslucentTriclinic0.004
52Gonnardite4.0 - 5.0Orthorhombic0.003
53Thortveitite6.0 - 7.0Greyish-green, black, grey, blue, yellow, brownTranslucent, OpaqueMonoclinic0.003
54Elpidite5.0Colorless, white, gray, yellowish, orange, brown, beigeTransparent, Translucent, OpaqueOrthorhombic0.003
55Rabbittite2.5Pale greenMonoclinic0.003
56Sincosite1.0 - 2.0Grass-green, yellow- to olive-green, brownish green, blue-green, light green, olive-green, brownish green, yellowish green, bluish green in transmitted light.Transparent, TranslucentTetragonal0.003
57Tellurobismuthite1.5 - 2.0Lead-greyOpaqueTrigonal0.003
58Sengierite2.5Olive-green, yellowish greenTransparentMonoclinic0.003
59Gustavite3.5OpaqueOrthorhombic0.003
60Berzelianite2.0Silver-White, shiny lead-grey, easily tarnishes iridescent blue-greyOpaqueIsometric0.003
61Medaite2.5Brownish-redTranslucentMonoclinic0.003
62Chromite5.5BlackTranslucent, OpaqueIsometric0.003
63Andersonite2.5Bright green to yellow-green.Transparent, TranslucentTrigonal0.003
64Bityite5.5White yellowish, colorless, white, brownishTransparent, TranslucentMonoclinic0.003
65Bismuth2.0 - 2.5Reddish-white to creamy-white, tarnishes iridescent pinkish, yellowish or bluishOpaqueTrigonal0.003
66Vishnevite5.0 - 6.0colourless, light blue, orange-yellow, whiteHexagonal0.003
67Cerite-(Ce)5.5Trigonal0.003
68Normandite5.0 - 6.0Monoclinic0.003
69Emplectite2.0Greyish to tin-whiteOpaqueOrthorhombic0.002
70Willhendersonite3.0Colorless, whiteTransparentTriclinic0.002
71Antigorite3.5 - 4.0green, green-blue, white, brown, blackTransparentMonoclinic0.002
72Norbergite6.0 - 6.5Orange-yellow, yellow, orange to brown.Transparent, TranslucentOrthorhombic0.002
73Nissonite2.5bluish greenTransparentMonoclinic0.002
74Geocronite2.5 - 3.0Light lead gray to grayishOpaqueMonoclinic0.002
75Germanite4.0Pale greyish-pinkOpaqueIsometric0.002
76Tacharanite5.0WhiteTranslucentMonoclinic0.002
77Kermesite1.0 - 1.5RedTranslucent, OpaqueTriclinic0.002
78Cancrinite5.0 - 6.0grey-green, white, yellow, blue, orange, reddishTransparent, TranslucentHexagonal0.002
79Tremolite5.0 - 6.0White, brown, colourless, grey, light green, green, light yellow, pink-violetTransparent, TranslucentMonoclinic0.002
80Aenigmatite5.5 - 6.0Velvet-blackTranslucent, OpaqueTriclinic0.002
81Montmorillonite1.0 - 2.0White, buff, yellow, green, rarely pale pink to redTranslucentMonoclinic0.002
82Owyheeite2.5Light steel-gray to silver-white, tarnishes yellowOpaqueMonoclinic0.002
83Purpurite4.0 - 4.5Dark purple to purplish red.OpaqueOrthorhombic0.002
84Aegirine6.0Dark green to greenish black, reddish brown, blackTransparent, OpaqueMonoclinic0.002
85Stibnite2.0Lead-gray with pale blue tintOpaqueOrthorhombic0.002
86Meionite5.0 - 6.0Colorless, white, grey, pink, violet, blue, yellow, orange-brown, brownTransparent, OpaqueTetragonal0.002
87Metaswitzerite2.5Light golden brown, pale pink, whiteTransparent, TranslucentMonoclinic0.002
88Callaghanite3.0 - 3.5Azure-blueTransparentMonoclinic0.002
89Cosalite2.5 - 3.0GreyOpaqueOrthorhombic0.002
90Riebeckite5.0 - 5.5Usually black, also commonly light blue to blue-black, gray-blue, gray, brownTranslucent, OpaqueMonoclinic0.002
91Zinkenite3.0 - 3.5Steel-greyOpaqueHexagonal0.002
92Brandtite3.5Colourless, white, pink, colourless in transmitted light.Transparent, TranslucentMonoclinic0.002
93Selenium2.0Gray to grayish black, reddish gray, redOpaqueTrigonal0.002
94Lithiophilite4.0Reddish-brown, yellowish brown, golden-yellow, salmon-orange, colourless to light yellow, pink in transmitted light.Transparent, TranslucentOrthorhombic0.002
95Zaratite3.5Emerald-green, green in transmitted light.Transparent, TranslucentIsometric0.002
96Diopside5.5 - 6.5light to dark green, blue, brown, colourless, snow white, grey, pale violetTransparent, OpaqueMonoclinic0.002
97Geikielite5.0 - 6.0black, red, brownish blackTranslucent, OpaqueTrigonal0.002
98Rammelsbergite5.5 - 6.0Tin white with faint pinkish hueOpaqueOrthorhombic0.002
99Prismatine6.5 - 7.0Gray-greenOrthorhombic0.002
100Colusite3.0 - 4.0Bronze, pinkish bronzeOpaqueIsometric0.002