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Endellite

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Formula:
Al2Si2O5(OH)4 · 2H2O
Lustre:
Earthy
Hardness:
1 - 2
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Synonym:
A synonym of Halloysite-10Å
"Endellite" is the name used for halloysite-10Å in European literature.
It was discredited in 2006 (Can. Mineral. 44, 1557).

Originally described from Djebal Deber, Libya.


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Bates, T.F., Hildebrand, F.A., and Swineford, A. (1950) Morphology and structure of endellite and halloysite. American Mineralogist 35, 463-484.
Burke, E.A.J. (2006) A mass discreditation of GQN minerals. The Canadian Mineralogist: 44(6): 1557-1560.

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