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Mineral Information on:
dumortierite


Chemical Group:    silicate

Chemical Formula: 
8Al2O3.B2O3.6SiO2.H2O

Color:    bright blue to greenish blue, lavender blue, violet rose       

 

Hardness:  7         Specific Gravity:   3.26 to 3.36                

Luster:  vitreous        Transparency:  transparent to translucent

Cleavage:  (100) distinct

 

Crystal Forms:  Orthorhombic system

Mineral habits:  fibrous to columnar masses

Mineral Associations: 

Identifying Characteristics:

Uses:

Occurrences:   New York, Arizona, Nevada, California

Toxicity:      when-swallowed-          when inhaled-

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