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Mineral Information on:
kinoite

Chemical Group:     silicate

Chemical Formula:  
 Ca2Cu2(H2O)2(Si3O10)

Color:     deep blue                            

Luster:  vitreous
 

transparent to translucent
 

Hardness:     2.5            Specific Gravity:   3.13 to 3.19

Fracture:

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Crystal Forms: Monoclinic system
 

Mineral Habits: crusts, microscopic crystals

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Toxicity:      when-swallowed-                            when inhaled-

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