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Diopside & Hedenbergite

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Diopside & Hedenbergite

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Description
Locality: 
Natural Bridge, Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.5 × 3.5 × 2.5 cm
Weight: 
40.00gr
Description

Specimen of diopside-hedenbergite crystals on matrix, typical of this locality.  Old label indicates pyroxene matrix.  Ex-Don Davis specimen.  Collected by Don Davis.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Diopside

Formula: 
CaMgSi2O6
Group Parent: 
Clinopyroxene Subgroup
Strunz: 
9.DA.15
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.5
Streak: 
white

Hedenbergite

Formula: 
CaFe2+Si2O6
Group Parent: 
Clinopyroxene Subgroup
Strunz: 
9.DA.15
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.5
Type Locality: 
Mormorsgruvan, Tunaberg Cu-Co Ore Field, Tunaberg, Nyköping, Södermanland, Sweden

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