Antigorite

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Antigorite

Description

A variety of Serpentine named after the community of Antigorio in Italy. Antigorite was was first described and named for a specimen from the Antigorio valley in the Novara province of Italy.

Synonyms and Related Terms

serpentine; antigorita (Esp.); antigorite (Port.); Antigorit (Deut.); antigoriet (Ned.)

FTIR (MFA)

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Raman

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Physical and Chemical Properties

Monoclinic

Composition Mg3Si2O5(OH)4
Mohs Hardness 3 - 5
Density 2.5-2.6 g/ml

Resources and Citations

  • Thomas Gregory, The Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Reinhold Publishing, New York, 3rd ed., 1942
  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 702
  • B.Ford et al, Studies in Conservation, vol 39, pp. 57-69. for formula