The Mineral boehmite
Boehmite, also spelled as Böhmite, is one of the three component minerals of the economically important aluminum ore Bauxite. It is named after German mineralogist Johann Böhm.
White, light gray, light yellow, light yellow-green
3 - 3.5
3 - 3.1
||Synonym of Boehmite. Usually spelled in the native German Böhmite.
Boemite, being an important component of Bauxite, is an important ore of aluminum.
Although common as a constitute in Bauxite deposits, Boehmite is very poorly represented as specimens. The locality of Saga 1 Quarry, Mørje, Telemark, Norway has produced good microcrystals of Boehmite.