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Brucite
Made up of Platy crystals.
Hardness: 2.5 - 3
Color: White, pale green, blue, gray, yellow, brownish red


Streak: White
Luster: Glassy
Density: 2.395
Crystal Structure: Mg(OH)2
Cleavage: Perfect 0001
Fracture: Irregular
Other Characteristics: Cleavage flakes and fibers are flexible, but not elastic.
Used in Magnesia Refractories.









Devin Kooker
Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brucite
http://www.wolframalpha.com/entities/minerals/brucite/so/qn/ze/
http://www.galleries.com/minerals/oxides/brucite/brucite.htm
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/brucite