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Axinite

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System:TriclinicColour:Translucent lilac brown, ...
Lustre:VitreousHardness:6 - 7
Name:From the Greek αξίνα ("axina") for "axe", in allusion to the common habit of its crystals.
Synonym of:Axinite Group


Localities listed here are where only 'axinite' is given as a reference. Most, but not all, 'axinite' is axinite-(Fe), i.e., the Fe-dominant member within the Axinite Group.

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References for Axinite

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Anderson, C. (1906) Mineralogical Notes: No. III - Axinite, petterdite, crocoite, datolite. Records of the Australian Museum: 6(3), 133-144.

Andreozzi, G.B., Lucchesi, S., Graziani, G., Russo, U. (2004): Site distribution of Fe2+ and Fe3+ in the axinite mineral group: New crystal-chemical formula. The American Mineralogist, 89, 1763-1771.

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