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Palygorskite

Phyllosilicate

Palygorskite or attapulgite is a magnesium phyllosilicate)2Si ) that occurs in a type of clay common to the Southeastern United States. It is one of the types of fuller's earth. Some smaller deposits of this mineral can be found in Mexico in pre-Columbian times.

Identification

Color of mineral

White
Grey
Yellow
Green

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

2

Density ( specific gravity )

1.522
1.53
1.533

Luster ( interacts light )

Waxy

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic