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Crossite

Amphibole - inosilicates

Crossite is an inosilicate double chain sodic amphibole and is a rare silicate mineral belonging to the riebeckite group. It is considered an intermediate between the amphiboles glaucophane , which form a series. IMA status: discredited 1997.

Crossite is named after Charles Whitman Cross , an American USGS petrologist.

Identification

Color of mineral

Blue
Green

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

6

The streak

Blue