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Anthophyllite

#43790

Anthophyllite

#43790
Availability
Sold
Size
6 x 5 x 3.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
□Mg7Si8O22(OH)2 (RRUFF)
Locality
Bastnäs mines, Riddarhyttan, Västmanland, Sweden

Radial yellowish brown to light green acicular crystals. Anthophyllite is an amphibole.

Anthophyllite

Formula
[box]Mg7Si8O22(OH)2 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Fibrous, Lamellar, Massive 
Cleavage
Perfect, Distinct, Distinct 
Luster
Vitreous - Pearly 
Color
white, greenish gray, green, clove brown, brownish green 
Streak
gray 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Conchoidal 
Hardness
5-6 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

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