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DescriptionThis sample is about 4 cm. The chemical formula for hedenbergite is CaFeSi2O6. Hedenbergite is a rock forming mineral in several metamorphic rocks. It is also found in some igneous rocks and ore bodies. Hedenbergite is a cousin to diopside. The mineral is named after the Swedish mineralogist, M. A. L. Hedenberg.
PhotographerShannon Heinle. 1899-12-30.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #4007.
Key wordshedenbergite, pyroxene
Tech details735 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera.
GeoDIL number1548