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Amphibole (Tremolite)

Amphibole is a group of inosilicate minerals. They form prism or needlelike crystals.

They are double chain SiO4 tetrahedra, linked at the vertices. Usually they contain ions of iron and/or magnesium in their structures. Amphiboles can be green, black, colorless, white, yellow, blue, or brown.

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