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TitleAugite variety of diopside
DescriptionThis sample is about 10 cm. Diopside's chemical formula is CaMgSi2O6. Diopside is a member of the pyroxene group. Diopside is rock forming mineral in several metamorphic and igneous rocks. Diopside comes from the Greek “dis-” meaning “two kinds” and “opsis-” meaning “opinion”. The best diopside samples come from Italy.
LocationCanada ▹ Ontario. Near Harcourt Township.
PhotographerShannon Heinle. 1899-12-30.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #3066.
Key wordsdiopside, pyroxene
Tech details803 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera.
GeoDIL number1553