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Aluminotschermakite

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Formula:
☐{Ca2}{Mg3Al2}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Colour:
Green, brownish, black
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
5 - 6
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Synonym:
A 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.


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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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