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Barbertonite

Carbonate mineral

Barbertonite is a magnesium carbonate mineral. It is polymorphous with the mineral stichtite and, along with stichtite, is an alteration product of chromite. Barbertonite has a close association with stichtite, chromite, and antigorite (Taylor et al., 1973). A study published in 2011 presented evidence that barbertonite is a polytype of stichite and should be discredited as a mineral species.

Identification

Color of mineral

Violet
Pink

The streak

White
Violet

Density ( specific gravity )

1.557
1.529

Luster ( interacts light )

Waxy
Pearly

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Hexagonal