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Mineralpedia Details for Laihunite

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Laihunite

Laihunite

Formula
(Fe3+,Fe2+,[box])2SiO4 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Cleavage
Good, Perfect, Perfect 
Luster
Sub Metallic 
Color
dark brown, black 
Streak
light brown 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Hardness
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Laihunite from Kamitaga, Chubu, Honshu Island, Japan

Laihunite
            from Kamitaga, Chubu, Honshu Island, Japan

Interesting greenish yellow to brown, malformed or rice-shaped "crystals", a few with good form, dotting the volcanic(?), matrix. Laihunite is a rare member of the Olivine group.

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