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Clinochlore

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Description
Locality: 
Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.9 × 5.1 × 3.5 cm
Description

Tabular crystals of clinochlore on matrix associated to tiny reddish translucent garnets and greenish yellow unidentified crystals. Old specimen that comes with a handwritten label where “Elba Island” is given as locality. Attending to the paragenesis and the type of matrix this could be from the Cape Norsi area in Capoliveri.

Three previous associated label, one from Alain Carion.

Ex Dr. Bob Janssens specimen, #2115.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Clinochlore

Formula: 
(Mg,Fe2+)5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Strunz: 
9.EC.55
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Type Locality: 
Brinton's Quarry, West Chester, Westtown Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA...

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