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Pyrophyllite-talc Group

Mineral structures in the pyrophyllite-talc group have six-membered rings of silica tetrahedra and are stacked in 1:2 layers. They are used as filler in paints, rubber, and cosmetics (i.e., talcum powder).

The photo to the left is representative of this mineral group; however, it is not the same sample on which spectra listed below were measured.

Talc, Nevada, TAL101
Talc FTA-3-R1
Talc FTA-4-R1
Talc FTA-12-R1
Talc FTA-16-R1
Talc FTA-17-R4
Talc FTA-18-R3
Talc FTA-19-R2
Talc FTA-20-R4
Talc FTA-21-R2
Talc FTA-22-R2

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