Talc Photos  
Cochise College               
Photos of Minerals
Geology Home Page

Roger Weller, geology instructor

wellerr@cochise.edu     copyright 2010-R.Weller 

 
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Talc is is one of the softest of all minerals and holds the place of 1 on Mohs scale
of hardness.  It is metamorphic mineral with a composition of  hydrous magnesium
silicate.  Talc has a pearly luster and a soapy feeling.  When ground to a fine powder
and scented with perfume, it becomes talcum powder.

 

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Photo is copyright free for non-commercial educational uses.
Just credit photo to R.Weller/Cochise College.