QUARTZ POINT CHLORITE
A very unusual natural Quartz Point Chlorite Crystal from Nepal. Concentrated Chlorite in all of the crystal. At some stage whilst forming this crystal has broken, then rehealed in an offset position. My photos don’t do this specimen justice. This crystal has been mounted on a perspex pad for enhanced display.
Dhading District, Bagmati Zone, Nepal.
1.1cm x 1.2cm x 5.5cm, 7g.
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.