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Pigeonite

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Description
Locality: 
San Carlos Indian Reservation, Gila County, Arizona, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.3 × 1.7 × 1.8 cm
Description

An excellent crystal of pigeonite in an olivine bomb matrix, from the classic Arizona peridot locality.    This was a small find from several years ago, collected and studied by mineralogists at the University of Arizona.   Quite exceptional for the species, rarely found in terrestrial samples.

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Pigeonite

Formula: 
(Mg,Fe2+,Ca)(Mg,Fe2+)Si2O6
Group Parent: 
Clinopyroxene Subgroup
Strunz: 
9.DA.10
Hardness: 
6.0
Type Locality: 
Pigeon Point, Cook Co., Minnesota, USA

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