THE IDENTIFICATION OF MINERALS INTRODUCTION
2009-2-9 · A. One cleavage: Biotite, muscovite, talc, chlorite. Talc is so soft that it feels slippery. Biotite, muscovite, and chlorite are micas, biotite dark brown or black, muscovite is pale colored or colorless, and chlorite is green. Kyanite and epidote both have one cleavage. Topaz has one cleavage perpendicular to the long dimension of the crystal.