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Chlorite

Chlorite

Release time:23 August 2019
Chlorite

Type
Mineral

Mineral Classification
Phyllosilicates

Chemical Formula
Variable

Streak
Green to gray

Mohs Hardness
2-2.5

Crystal System
Monoclinic and triclinic

Color
Green, rarely red, yellow or white

Luster
Vitreous, pearly, dull

Fracture
Lamellar

Description

Chlorite is the name given to a group of minerals with a similar silicate lattice. The chemical formulas of chlorites vary based on the combinations of the elements Zn, Li, Ca, Mg, Fe, Ni and Mn within.

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