QUARTZ CLUSTER CHLORITE
Great little Himalayan Quartz Cluster Chlorite. Heavy chlorite throughout and good crystal points including interesting formation. This specimen has been mounted on a perspex pad for enhanced display. These specimens are hard to come by.
Dhading District, Bagmati Zone, Nepal.
5cm x 3.3cm x 3.6cm, 16g.
Chlorite: (Fe, Mg, Al)6(Si, Al)4O10(OH)8.
Chlorite is a general name for several minerals that are difficult to distinguish by ordinary methods. These minerals are all apart of the Chlorite Group of minerals. The chlorites are often, but not always considered a subset of the larger silicate group, The clays.
The general formula for chlorite is (Fe, Mg, Al)6(Si, Al)4O10(OH)8. There are several different minerals that are apart of the chlorite group of minerals. The above formula is only a generalization of the more common members of this group. In order to see a list of most of the chlorite group minerals with their respective formula.