Hausmannite is a brown to black mineral that is part of the spinel group. It was named after Johann Friedrich Ludwig Hausmann who was a professor of mineralogy at the University of Göttingen in Germany. Some of the finest samples come from Namibia and South Africa.
- Optical Properties
- Characteristic Physical Properties
- Chemistry & Crystallography
Countries of Origin
Russian Federation; Viet Nam; United States of America; Egypt; Kazakhstan; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; Oman; Bosnia And Herzegovina; Greece; Austria; Sweden; Morocco; Unknown; China; Brazil; Algeria; Slovakia; Bulgaria; Chile; France; Nigeria; Argentina; Romania; Japan; United Arab Emirates; Switzerland; Bolivia (Plurinational State of); India; Spain; Canada; Burkina Faso; Mauritania; Turkey; Belgium; Norway; Namibia; Italy; Mexico; South Africa; Australia; Jamaica; Germany; Indonesia
Take care with handling as specimens can be brittle. It is soluble in HCL.