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Aerinite

Inosilicate

Aerinite (Ca)10Si ) is a bluish-purple inosilicate mineral. It crystallizes in the monoclinic system and occurs as fibrous masses and coatings. It has a dark, vitreous luster, a specific gravity of 2.48 and a Mohs hardness of 3.

It is a low-temperature hydrothermal phase occurring in zeolite facies alteration of mafic rocks. Associated minerals include prehnite

Its name comes from a Greek "aerinos," meaning "atmosphere" or "sky".

Identification

Color of mineral

Blue
Green

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

3

The streak

White

Density ( specific gravity )

1.58

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic