Cochise College          Photos of Minerals

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                          Roger Weller, geology instructor

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Mineral Information on:
groutite

Chemical Group:     hydroxide

Chemical Formula:    
MnO(OH)

Color:   blue black                             Streak:  dark brown

 

Hardness:   5.5              Specific Gravity:    4.14              

Luster:  adamantine to metallic

Tenacity:  brittle

Opaque

Cleavage: 1 direction perfect, 1 direction distinct

 

Crystal Forms:   acicular, slender prisms

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Toxicity:      when-swallowed-                            when inhaled-

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