Diopside

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Diopside

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Column crystals of light green transparent and terminated diopside grown on quartz.

Formula:

CaMgSi2O6

Dimensions:4.5 × 3.5 × 3.5 cm
Country:

Locality:

Gilgit

Color:

Group:,
Zodiac:, , ,
Categories: Silicates, Diospide, Pisces, Gemini, Virgo,

Description

Diopside –  CaMgSi2O6 is one of the most common members of the pyroxene group. The name comes from two Greek words dis-dual and ópsé-phenomenon in the sense of double orientation of its prismatic crystal. Diopside belongs to monoclinic system. Coloring is caused by small content of chromium.

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Formula:

CaMgSi2O6

Dimensions:4.5 × 3.5 × 3.5 cm
Country:

Locality:

Gilgit

Color:

Group:,
Zodiac:, , ,
Categories: Silicates, Diospide, Pisces, Gemini, Virgo,