clinoamphibole

clinoamphibole

[¦klī·nō′am·fə‚bōl]
(mineralogy)
A group of amphiboles which crystallize in the monoclinic system.
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A clinoamphibole has been identified by X-ray diffraction as brown laths in a dike in the alcove, and also as black grains and patches in sill rock (Sabina, personal communication, 2004).
Associated minerals are: fayalite, magnetite, quartz, annite, laihunite, and clinoamphiboles (only at the Colorado locality).
Occurrence: Associated minerals are: spessartine, rhodochrosite, pyroxmangite and clinoamphiboles.