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Diopside & Forsterite

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Diopside & Forsterite

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Description
Locality: 
Dreiser Weiher, Dreis, Eifel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.3 × 1.6 × 1.5 cm
Description

Diopside and forsterite in matrix

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

Forsterite

Formula: 
Mg2SiO4
Strunz: 
9.AC.05
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Monte Somma, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples Province, Campania, Italy
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