clinoamphibole

clinoamphibole

[¦klī·nō′am·fə‚bōl]
(mineralogy)
A group of amphiboles which crystallize in the monoclinic system.
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Herb Obodda was calling his two gem crystals "clinoamphibole." However, Dudley Blauwet's three crystals were carefully identified as richterite by amphibole expert Frank Hawthorne, a sufficienfly authoritative source to be considered definitive.
Associated minerals are: fayalite, magnetite, quartz, annite, laihunite, and clinoamphiboles (only at the Colorado locality).
Occurrence: Associated minerals are: spessartine, rhodochrosite, pyroxmangite and clinoamphiboles.