Brucite thin section

  • Before-Brucite #1
    After-Brucite #1
    N //Brucite #1N +
  • Before-Brucite #2
    After-Brucite #2
    N //Brucite #2N +
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General

Formula: Mg(OH)2

Crystal system: Trigonal

Distinguishing features

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N // (PPL)

Color: colourless

Pleochrosim:

Relief: moderate

Cleavage: good in 1 direction

N + (XPL)

Isotropy/Anisotropy: anisotropic

Interference color: O

Extinction angle: parallel / 0° / straight

Twins:

Uniaxial/biaxial: Uniaxial (+)

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