Actinolite

Actinolite is a member of the Amphibole Group. Its chemcial formula is

Ca
2
(Mg,Fe
2+
)
5
(Si
8
O
22
)(OH)
2

Actinolite has a monoclinic crystal structure.

 

 

 

Physical Properties of Actinolite

Lustre: Vitreous, Silky
Diaphaneity: Transparent, Translucent
Colour: Green, green-black, grey-green, or black
Comment: Colourless, pale green to deep green in thin section.
Streak: White
Hardness (Mohs): 5 - 6
Hardness Data: Measured
Tenacity: Brittle
Cleavage: Distinct/Good
on {110}
Parting: on {100}
Fracture: Splintery
Density (measured): 3.03 - 3.24 g/cm3
Density (calculated): 3.07 g/cm3

*Physical properties of Actinolite was provided by mindat.org *

Energetic Properties of Actinolite

Key Words: Aids in shielding, and enhances the energetic body

 

 

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