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VIII - Phyllosilicates (Serpentine Group)
Crystal habit of Chrysotile

Name   Chrysotile
Chemistry   Mg6[(OH)8|Si4O10]
Hardness   3 - 4
Lustre   dull
Colour   in many colours
Streak   white
Density [g/cm3]   2.5 - 2.6
Crystal habit   monoclinic, microcrystalline
Cleavage, Fracture   fibres can be separated easily
other characteristics and occurrences   antigorite = foliated serpentine
alteration product from olivine ((Mg,Fe)2[SiO4]) and hornblende ((Ca,Na,K)2(Mg,Fe2+,Fe3+,Al)5[OH|(Si,Al)4O11])

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