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Diopside With Biotite

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Diopside With Biotite

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Description
Locality: 
Koksha Valley, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7.3 × 7.3 × 6 cm
Description

 A large unusual gemmy diopside incombination with biotite hosts to marble matrix.

A very good high quality diopside specimen.

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

Biotite

Group Parent: 
Mica Group
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