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Iowaite

#57783

Iowaite

#57783
Availability
Sold
Size
5 x 3 x 1.5 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Mg6Fe3+2(OH)16Cl2·4H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Kaznakhtinskiy ultrabasic massif, Terekta Ridge, Altai Mts., Russia

Slippery like soap purple foliated mass of deep purple Iowaite formed by the alteration of serpentine and a member of the Hydrotalcite group.

XRD Confirmed, EDS Confirmed

Iowaite

Formula
Mg6Fe3+2(OH)16Cl2·4H2
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Platy 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Greasy (Oily) 
Color
bluish green, greenish white, honey yellow 
Streak
white 
Class
Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral 
Hardness
1.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Special Info
XRD Confirmed
Special Info
EDS Confirmed
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