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Axinite

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Colour:
Translucent lilac brown, green, pale blue, yellowish.
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
6 - 7
Crystal System:
Triclinic
Name:
From the Greek αξίνα ("axina") for "axe", in allusion to the common habit of its crystals.
Synonym:
A 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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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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