Diopside

Pakistan

Diopside

Pakistan

31 / $35

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Light to dark green and terminated columnar crystals of diopside with a size of up to 2 cm along with smaller calcite crystals grown on the parent rock.

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Formula

CaMgSi2O6

Dimensions9 × 4 × 4 cm
Country

Locality

Gilgit

Color

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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

Dimensions9 × 4 × 4 cm
Country

Locality

Gilgit

Color

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