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Caryopilite

Phyllosilicate mineral

Caryopilite (synonymous with ectropite and ektropite) is a brown-colored mineral with formula (Mn2+,Mg)3Si2O5(OH)4. The mineral was discovered in 1889 from a mine in Sweden. It was named for the Greek and felt in reference to its appearance.

Identification

Color of mineral

Red
Brown
Yellow

Density ( specific gravity )

1.606
1.632
1.632

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic