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Chondrodite

Nesosilicates

Chondrodite is a nesosilicate mineral with formula (Mg,Fe) 5(SiO 4) 2(F,OH,O) 2. Although it is a fairly rare mineral, it is the most frequently encountered member of the humite group of minerals. It is formed in hydrothermal deposits from locally metamorphosed dolomite and serpentinite. It was discovered in 1817 on Mt. Somma, and named from the Greek for "granule", which is a common habit for this mineral.

Identification

Color of mineral

Yellow
Orange
Red
Brown

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

6

Density ( specific gravity )

1.592
1.602
1.619

Luster ( interacts light )

Greasy
Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic