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Augite

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Locality: 
(Bohemia), Czech Republic
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.6 × 2.1 × 1.7 cm
Description

Black undamaged crystals of augite from Bohemia, with sizes ranging from 13to 26 mm. Old specimens that retais an old label.

Ex. collection of University of Liege (ULB), Belgium. The number 12127, corresponding to the ULB archive, was handwritten in blue by Professor Dr. Joseph Mélon (Mélonjosephite).

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Augite

Formula: 
(Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Al,Fe3+,Ti)[(Si,Al)2O6]
Strunz: 
9.DA.15
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0

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