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DescriptionAugite is an important rock-forming mineral in many igneous rocks, especially in gabbros and basalts. Augite is a member of the pyroxene series, with a chemical formula of (Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe,Al)(Al,Si)2O6. Augite comes from the Greek auge- meaning “luster”. Augite is very common and can be found worldwide. This particular speciman is about 5 cm.
LocationCanada ▹ Ontario. Near Eganville.
PhotographerShannon Heinle. 2001-10-03.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #1340.
Key wordspyroxene, augite
Tech details703 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera.
GeoDIL number1604