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Carpholite

Inosilicate

Carpholite is a manganese silicate mineral with formula Mn2+Al2Si2O6(OH)4. It occurs as yellow clusters of slender prisms or needles. It crystallizes in the orthorhombic system.

The carpholite group includes ferrocarpholite , magnesiocarpholite , vanadiocarpholite, and potassiccarpholite.

Identification

Color of mineral

Yellow

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

5.5
6

Density ( specific gravity )

1.61
1.628
1.63

Luster ( interacts light )

Silky

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Orthorhombic