Mineral Name

Talc

Chemical Formula

Mg3Si4O10(OH)2

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Color

white, gray, green, blue, or silver

Class

Article

Luster

waxlike or pearly

Diaphaneity

translucent

Hardness

1 (Moh's index)

Cleavage

1 direction: {001} perfect

Fracture

uneven

Density

2.7-2.8

Crystal Shape

crystals are rare. Usually tabular with rhombic or hexagonal outline

Crystal System

Monoclinic or Triclinic

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