Luster: Chlorites have a vitreous lustre, resinous or dull luster.
Colour: Chlorite minerals have a green colour with various shades.
Habit: They are usually habited in foliated mass.
Occurrence of Chlorite Minerals:
Chlorite is a common mineral found in low-grade metamorphic rocks, such as chlorite-schists. In igneous rocks, it occurs as an alteration product of pyroxenes, amphibole, and biotite.
Minerals Species of Chlorite Group:
Uses of Chlorites:
There are very few industrial uses of chlorite minerals.
As chlorites do not have definite physical properties, which do not make them suited for a particular use. Moreover, chlorites are mixed with other minerals, which makes its mining expensive. Therefore, it is not mined for making it useable for any purpose.
Chlorites are taken as a constituent of clay and used as filler.
Chlorite is found abundantly in many types of crushed stone, therefore, the mere use of chlorite is as a filler material.