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TitleDiopside and calcite (diopside marble)
DescriptionThis sample is approximately 5 cm. Diopside, CaMgSi2O6 (calcium magnesium silicate), is a rock forming mineral in several metamorphic and and igneous rocks. Diopside belongs to the pyroxene family. Diopside comes from the Greek “dis-” meaning “two kinds” and “opsis-” meaning “opinion”. The best samples of diopside comes from Italy.
LocationUSA ▹ New Jersey. Near Franklin.
PhotographerShannon Heinle. 1899-12-30.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #1149.
Key wordsdiopside, pyroxene
Tech details450 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera.
GeoDIL number1546