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TitleDiopside in magnesium ore
DescriptionDiopside, CaMgSi2O6 (calcium magnesium silicate), is a member of the pyroxene family. This sample is 8 cm. Diopside is a rock forming mineral found in several metamorphic and igneous rocks. Its name is derived from the Greek “dis-” meaning “two kinds” and “opsis-” meaning “opinion”. The best specimens of diopside come from Italy.
PhotographerShannon Heinle. 1899-12-30.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #195a.
Key wordsdiopside, pyroxene
Tech details653 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera.
GeoDIL number1545