Lizardite

minerals

phyllosilicate

serpentine

chrysotile

Formula: Mg3Si2O5(OH)4
Phyllosilicate (sheet silicate), serpentine group
Specific gravity: 2.55 to 2.60
Hardness: 2½
Streak: White
Colour: Green, green blue, yellow, white.
Environment

Metamorphic environments

Lizardite is formed by the alteration of magnesium silicates below 75oC.

Alteration

See results for serpentine, which is a group of minerals including serpentine, chrysotile and lizardite, all of which share the same formula, although they have slightly different structures.

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