Palygorskite

Palygorskite


Composition: (Mg,Al)2Si4O10(OH).4H2O
Crystal System : Monoclinic; Orthorhombic
Colours: White, grey, yellow-grey
Lustre : Dull, soft, earthy
Hardness (H) : 2
Specific Gravity (S.G) : 2.22

  

Distribution

Rare.

Occurrence

  • Country Rock

Paragenetic and General Notes

Listed by Lombaard et al. (1986) and by Gebhard (1999) but with no information on the mode of occurrence.

Von Bezing (2007) comments merely that palygorskite is noted from the host rock of the Tsumeb deposit.