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Collectible minerals - full range in stock "Richterite"

Richterite is a mineral of the group of alkaline amphiboles, forming fibrous crystals and asbestos-like accumulations. Occurs in alkaline igneous rocks, as well as in high-temperature metamorphosed limestones, and among hydrothermal products of basic igneous rocks, and in marbles.

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Physical properties of Richterite

Category Inosilicates
(repeating unit)
IMA symbol Rct
Strunz classification 9.DE.20
Crystal system Monoclinic
Crystal class Prismatic (2/m)
(same H-M symbol)
Space group C2/m
Color Brown, yellow, red, or green
Crystal habit Prismatic; acicular or asbestiform
Twinning Simple or multiple parallel to {100}
Cleavage Perfect
Fracture Uneven, brittle
Mohs scale hardness 5-6
Luster Vitreous
Streak Pale yellow
Diaphaneity Transparent to translucent
Specific gravity 3.0-3.5
Optical properties Biaxial (-)
Refractive index nα = 1.615 nβ = 1.629 nγ = 1.636
Birefringence δ = 0.021
Pleochroism Strong: pale yellow, orange, and red
2V angle 68° measured
Code: 1458
Mica quarry, Kovdor massif, Murmansk region, Kola Peninsula, RF

0.00 $ $25.00

Code: 1457
Mica quarry, Kovdor massif, Murmansk region, Kola Peninsula, RF

0.00 $ $17.33

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