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Manganoan Diopside

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Manganoan Diopside

Ex G Lees Collection

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Description
Locality: 
North Mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6 × 5.1 × 3 cm
Description

Collected from the country rock underground at the North Mine, A cluster of interlocking manganoan diopside crystals with a fine layer of pinkish spessartine crystals acrooss the back of the specimen and quite a few darker crystals in the front of theis piece as well

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Manganoan Diopside

Variety Of: 

Diopside

Formula: 
CaMgSi2O6
Strunz: 
9.DA.15
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.5
Synonym Of: 

Schefferite

Formula: 
(Ca,Mn)(Mg,Fe,Mn)Si2O6
Hardness: 
0.0
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