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Crystal habit of Magnesite Magnesite Magnesite

Name   Magnesite
(Bitter Spar)
Chemistry   MgCO3
Hardness   4 - 4.5
Lustre   vitreous
Colour   colourless, white, grey, brownish, yellowish
Streak   white 
Density [g/cm3]   3.0
Crystal habit   trigonal
Cleavage, Fracture   [1011] perfect
other characteristics and occurrences   metamorphic mineral, formed from the alteration of Mg-rich rocks with carbonate-rich solutions

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