STRONGER THAN STEEL



Class: Silicates
Subclass: Inosilicates
Group: Amphibole

Physical Characteristics:
Color is usually green,white, or gray.
Hardness is 5.5 - 6.
Specific Gravity is approximately 2.9 - 3.3 (very slightly above average for translucent minerals).
Streak is white.
Associated Minerals are quartz, lawsaonite, epidoteand glaucophane.

Ac*tin"o*lite (#), n. [Gr. , , ray + -lite.] Min.

A bright green variety of amphibole occurring usually in fibrous or columnar masses.

 

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