antigorite


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Related to antigorite: chrysotile, Lizardite

antigorite

[an′tig·ə‚rīt]
(mineralogy)
Mg3Si2O5(OH)4 Brownish-green variety of the mineral serpentine. Also known as baltimorite; picrolite.
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Petrology of titanian clinohumite and olivine at the high-pressure breakdown of antigorite serpentinite to chlorite harzburgite (Almirez Massif, Spain).
Titanian hydroxyl-clinohumite: Formation and breakdown in antigorite rocks (Malenco, Italy).
The olivine (Fo73-89) forms small enhedral crystals embedded in antigorite mesh.
usually altered to antigorite while chrysotile occurs in the veinlets, cross cutting the groundmass.
In order to explain the wetting characteristics of kaolinite, specifically the wetting of the silica tetrahedral face, domain inversion similar to that observed for antigorite might be expected, where the alumina octahedral domains may be responsible for the hydrophilic character of kaolinite.