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Crystal habit of Kainite Kainite

Name   Kainite
Chemistry   KMg[Cl|SO4]·3H2O
Hardness   3
Lustre   vitreous
Colour   colourless, blue, violet, grey or grey blue
Streak   white 
Density [g/cm3]   2.1
Crystal habit   monoclinic
Cleavage, Fracture   [001] good
other characteristics and occurrences   sedimentary mineral, by evaporation of salt solutions, together with carnallite (KMgCl3·6H2O), kieserite (MgSO4·H2O) and sylvite (KCl)

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