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Clinochlore var. ripidolith with Albite, Rutile & Muscovite

#PD39253

Clinochlore var. ripidolith with Albite, Rutile & Muscovite

#PD39253
Availability
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Size
9 x 6 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Mg6Si4O10(OH)8 (RRUFF)
Locality
Sorescia Alp, St Gotthard Massif, Leventina, Ticino, Switzerland

Coarse crystalline deep green micaceous crystals of Clinochlore, variety ripidolith. This variety was originally an intermediate member of the clinochlore-chamosite series. Found in 1974 and once in the collection of Dr. Gerhard Jung. See prov. tab.

Clinochlore

Formula
Mg6Si4O10(OH)8 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Massive - Fibrous, Pseudo Hexagonal, Granular 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Pearly 
Color
blackish green, bluish green, white, yellowish green, olive green 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
2-2.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection

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