Meaning of AMESITE in English

AMESITE

General Information:

Chemical Formula:

Mg2Al(SiAl)O5(OH)4

Composition:

(Molecular Weight = 278.68 gm)

Magnesium 17.44 % Mg

Aluminum 19.36 % Al

Silicon 10.08 % Si

Hydrogen 1.45 % H

Oxygen 51.67 % O

Empirical Formula:

Mg2Al2SiO5OH4

Environment:

Occurs with diaspore.

Locality:

Chester, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA.

Physical Properties:

Cleavage:

[001] Perfect

Color:

white or light green.

Density:

2.77

Diaphaniety:

Transparent to translucent

Habits:

Micaceous - Platy texture with "flexible" plates., Foliated - Two dimensional platy forms., Pseudo Hexagonal - Crystals show a hexagonal outline.

Hardness:

2.5-3 - Finger Nail-Calcite

Luster:

Pearly

Streak:

pale green

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