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16.24: Bowenite

  • Page ID
    4360
  • Bowenite (Serpentine)
    Chemical composition Mg6((OH)8)Si4O10)
    Crystal system Mostly monoclinic
    Habit Cryptocrystalline
    Cleavage None
    Fracture Even to hackly
    Hardness 2-5.5
    Optic nature None
    Refractive index ±1.55
    Birefringence None
    Dispersion None
    Specific gravity 2.59
    Lustre Waxy
    Pleochroism None