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Paragonite

Paragonite

Formula
NaAl2(Si3Al)O10(OH)2 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Scaly, Massive - Fibrous 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Pearly 
Color
white, yellow 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic 
Hardness
2.5 
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Paragonite from Pizzo Forno, Chironico Valley, Leventina, Ticino, Switzerland

Paragonite
            from Pizzo Forno, Chironico Valley, Leventina, Ticino, Switzerland
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Type Locality

The blue is Kyanite of course and the yellowish micaceos matrix is the Paragonite.

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Paragonite from Route 103 road cuts, Chester, Windsor Co., Vermont, United States

Paragonite
            from Route 103 road cuts, Chester, Windsor Co., Vermont, United States

Silvery fine-grained mass of Paragonite with garnet and Staurolite. Paragonite is found in low to medium grade metamorphic environments.

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