Lizardite, a magnesium silicate hydroxide mineral of the serpentine group, occurs at Franklin as dark brown vein material, associated with chamosite, franklinphilite, clinochlore, aegirine, and other species; lizardite may occur at Sterling Hill as well. Bayliss (1981) informally suggested that baumite is lizardite-1T, but baumite was restudied in a subsequent, thorough, and formal discreditation by Guggenheim and Bailey (1989, 1990), who provided additional and
correct information on the occurrence of lizardite in now-discredited baumite (Frondel and Ito, 1975). (Dunn, 1995)

 Location Found: Franklin
 Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
 Essential Elements: Hydrogen, Magnesium, Oxygen, Silicon
 All Elements in Formula: Hydrogen, Magnesium, Oxygen, Silicon
 IMA Status: Approved
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Dunn, Pete J. (1995). Franklin and Sterling Hill New Jersey: the world's most magnificent mineral deposits. Franklin, NJ.: The Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society. p.485

The Picking Table References
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View IssueV. 29, No. 2 - Fall 1988, pg. 3Notes from the Laboratory & Changes to the List of Species From Franklin and Sterling Hill, Pete J. Dunn, John L. Baum, Additions to the list, Orthochrysotile and Lizardite
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