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Chlorite is a light to dark green or black, pearly luster mineral with perfect basal cleavage. Forms thin, flexible flakes that can be peeled off with a fingernail.
In this specimen a mass of crystals with pearly luster crystals and basal cleavage can be easily seen. In many specimens the crystals are so small that these properties cannot be seen. Instead we have a dense, dull-looking, dark green rock.
Hardness 2 - 2.5; basal cleavage; opaque to transluscent.
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