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Tremolite

Tremolite

Formula
[box]Ca2Mg5Si8O22(OH)2 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Columnar, Massive - Fibrous, Massive - Granular 
Cleavage
Perfect, Distinct, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Pearly 
Color
brown, colorless, gray, white, light green 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Sub Conchoidal 
Hardness
5-6 
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Tremolite from Conklin quarry, Falls Village, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, United States

Tremolite
            from Conklin quarry, Falls Village, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, United States

A 4cm long prismatic crystal formerly of Dioside now replced by Tremolite in marble matrix.

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Tremolite from Balmat, St. Lawrence Co., New York, United States

Tremolite
            from Balmat, St. Lawrence Co., New York, United States

Prismatic aggregate of uncommon purple Tremolite variety called hexagonite.

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