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DescriptionAugite is a member of the pyroxene family with a chemical formula of (Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe,Al,Ti)(Si,Al)2O6. The name comes from the Greek auge- meaning “luster.” Augite is an important rock-forming mineral in many igneous rocks. Augite can be found almost anywhere. These particular specimans are about 1 cm long.
LocationUSA ▹ Oregon ▹ Tillamook. Near Cedar Butte.
PhotographerShannon Heinle. 2001-10-10.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #3079.
Key wordsaugite, pryoxene
Tech details244 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera.
GeoDIL number1619