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TitleHypersthene with labradorite
DescriptionHypersthene is a member of the Pyroxene Group. Its chemical formula is (Mg,Fe)SiO3. Hypersthene is a relatively common mineral and is found in igneous and some metamorphic rocks, as well as meteorites. The name comes from the Greek, hyper, meaning “above” and stenos, meaning “power”. This sample is about 4 cm.
PhotographerShannon Heinle. 2001-10-10.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #1319.
Key wordshypersthene, pyroxene
Tech details695 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera.
GeoDIL number1624