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Ephesite

Phyllosilicate

Ephesite is a rare member of the mica silicate mineral. It is restricted to quartz rich mineral assemblages and has been found in South African deposits in the Postmasburg

Identification

Color of mineral

Pink
Brown
Grey
Green

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

3.5

Density ( specific gravity )

1.592
1.624
1.625

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous
Pearly

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic