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What is the chemical formula for biotite?

Mica Group of Sheet Silicates
Chemical Composition Biotite is K(Mg,Fe)3AlSi3O10(OH)2 Potassium iron magnesium aluminum silicate hydroxide. Phlogopite is KMg3AlSi3O10(OH)2 Potassium magnesium aluminum silicate hydroxide
Cleavage Single perfect cleavage to produce thin flexible sheets or flakes.
Hardness 2.5 to 3 (soft)

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Also question is, what is the chemical formula for hornblende?

Hornblende, calcium-rich amphibole mineral that is monoclinic in crystal structure. Hornblende's generalized chemical formula is (Ca,Na)2(Mg,Fe,Al)5(Al,Si)8O22 (OH)2.

Likewise, how biotite is formed? Biotite is a rock-forming mineral found in a wide range of crystalline igneous rocks such as granite, diorite, gabbro, peridotite, and pegmatite. It also forms under metamorphic conditions when argillaceous rocks are exposed to heat and pressure to form schist and gneiss.

Also know, what is the chemical formula for Muscovite?

Muscovite (also known as common mica, isinglass, or potash mica) is a hydrated phyllosilicate mineral of aluminium and potassium with formula KAl2(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2, or (KF)2(Al2O3)3(SiO2)6(H2O).

What is biotite hardness?

When biotite crystals are found in large chunks, they are called "books" because they resemble books with pages of many sheets. The color of biotite is usually black and the mineral has a hardness of 2.5–3 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness.

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