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VIII - Phyllosilicates
Crystal habit of Pyrophyllite

Name   Pyrophyllite
Chemistry   Al2[(OH)2|Si4O10]
Hardness   1.5 - 2
Lustre   pearly
Colour   white, colourless, grey, yellow, pale green, blue
Streak   white
Density [g/cm3]   2.8 - 2.9
Crystal habit   triclinic
Cleavage, Fracture   [001] perfect
other characteristics and occurrences   metamorphic mineral in slaty rocks

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