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Minnesotaite

Silicate mineral

Minnesotaite is an iron silicate mineral with formula: (Fe2+,Mg)3Si4O10(OH)2. It crystallizes in the triclinic crystal system and occurs as fine needles and platelets with other silicates. It is isostructural with the pyrophyllite

Identification

Color of mineral

Grey
Green

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

1.5

Density ( specific gravity )

1.578
1.578
1.615

Luster ( interacts light )

Greasy
Waxy
Dull

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Triclinic