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TitleTremolite (var. hexagonite)
DescriptionTremolite is a type of asbestos and a member of the amphibole group. It has the chemical formula of Ca2Mg5Si8O22(OH)2. Tremolite is an important temperature indicator for petrologists because at high temps, it will covert to diopside. This sample is about 9 cm.
LocationUSA ▹ New York. Near Gouverneur. Gouverneur Talc Mines.
PhotographerShannon Heinle. 2001-10-25.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #1383.
Key wordstremolite, asbestos, amphibole
Tech details751 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera.
GeoDIL number1701