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VIII - Phyllosilicates (Serpentine Group)
Crystal habit of Serpentine Serpentine

Name   Serpentine
Chemistry   Mg6[(OH)8|Si4O10]
Hardness   2.5
Lustre   dull
Colour   green, grey, bluish grey, brown or black
Streak   white
Density [g/cm3]   2.5 - 2.6
Crystal habit   monoclinic
Cleavage, Fracture   [001] good
other characteristics and occurrences   chrysotile = fibrous serpentine
antigorite = foliated serpentine
formed in metamorphic environment from magnesium silictaes

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