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DescriptionAnthophyllite is a member of the amphibole group. It has the chemical formula of (Mg,Fe)7Si8O22(OH)2. Anthophyllite is metamorphic and is found in gneisses and schists derived from magnesium rich igneous or dolomitic sedimentary rocks. It's name comes from the Latin, anthophyllum, meaning clove, which refers to the color. This speciman is about 10 cm.
LocationUSA ▹ Georgia. Near Gainsville.
PhotographerShannon Heinle. 2001-11-07.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #1412.
Key wordsanthophyllite, amphibole
Tech details513 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera.
GeoDIL number1754