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Crystal habit of Hydromagnesite

Name   Hydromagnesite
Chemistry   Mg5[(OH)|(CO3)2]2·4H2O
Hardness   3.5
Lustre   silky - vitreous
Colour   colourless or white
Streak   white 
Density [g/cm3]   2.15 - 2.24
Crystal habit   monoclinic
Cleavage, Fracture   [010] perfect, [100] distinct, fracture uneven
other characteristics and occurrences   hydrothermal formation at very low temperature, also alteration product of brucite (Mg(OH)2) in dolomitic marble

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