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Aerinite (Ca4(Al,Fe,Mg)10Si12O35(OH)12CO3·12H2O) is a bright yellow to light brown inosilicate mineral. It crystallizes in the monoclinic system and occurs as fibrous masses and coatings. It has a vitreous luster, a specific gravity of 2.48 and a Mohs hardness of 3.
Additional recommended knowledge
Its name comes from a Greek root "aerinos," meaning "atmosphere" or "sky".
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