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Diopside In Calcite

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Diopside In Calcite

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Description
Locality: 
Birds Creek, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.6 × 6.4 × 6 cm
Largest Crystal: 
2.00cm
Description

Green diopside crystals in calcite

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

Calcite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White
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