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VIII - Phyllosilicates (Mica Group)
Crystal habit of Margarite Margarite

Name   Margarite
Chemistry   CaAl2[(OH)2|Al2Si2O10]
Hardness   4.5
Lustre   pearly
Colour   white, grey, pink grey, yellowish grey
Streak   white
Density [g/cm3]   2.99 - 3.1
Crystal habit   monoclinic, crystals rarely
Cleavage, Fracture   [001] perfect
other characteristics and occurrences   typical alteration product together with corundum (Al2O3)

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