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VIII - Phyllosilicates (Mica Group)
Crystal habit of Fuchsite

Name   Fuchsite
Chemistry   K(Al,Cr)2[(OH,F)2|AlSi3O10]
Hardness   2 - 2.5
Lustre   vitreous
Colour   emerald green
Streak   white
Density [g/cm3]   2.9
Crystal habit   monoclinic
Cleavage, Fracture   [001] perfect
other characteristics and occurrences   in schists together with biotite (K(Mg,Fe2+)3[(OH,F)2|(Al,Fe3+)Si3O10])

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