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Aluminotschermakite

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Formula:
☐{Ca
 
2
}{Mg
 
3
Al
 
2
}(Al
 
2
Si
 
6
O
 
22
)(OH)
 
2
System:MonoclinicColour:Green, brownish, black
Lustre:VitreousHardness:5 - 6
Synonym of:Tschermakite


The 2012 amphibole nomenclature has redefined the minerals in the tschermakite-group. Alumino-tschermakite has been discredited and the specimens analysed as alumino-tschermakites pre-2012 are now considered tschermakites.

References for Aluminotschermakite

Reference List:

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Hawthorne, Frank C., and Roberta Oberti (2006), On the classification of amphiboles: Canadian Mineralogist:
44(1): 1-21.

Frank C. Hawthorne, Roberta Oberti, George E. Harlow, Walter V. Maresch, Robert F. Martin, John C. Schumacer, Mark D. Welch (2012): Nomenclature of the amphibole supergroup, American Mineralogist, Volume 97, pages 2031–2048

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