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VIII - Inosilicates (Amphibole Group)
Crystal habit of Pargasite

Name   Pargasite
Chemistry   NaCa2Mg4(Al,Fe3+)[(OH,F)2|AlSi6O22]
Hardness   5 - 6
Lustre   vitreous - greasy
Colour   green, grey
Streak   white yellow 
Density [g/cm3]   3.1 - 3.2
Crystal habit   monoclinic, crystals prismatic, short
Cleavage, Fracture    
other characteristics and occurrences   contact metamorphism in marble and skarn, also in plutonic rocks like gabbro, porphyrite, diorite

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