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Diopside with Rhodonite

#PD35600

Diopside with Rhodonite

#PD35600
Availability
Sold
Size
8 x 8 x 5.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
CaMgSi2O6 (RRUFF)
Locality
Sterling Hill mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex Co., New Jersey, United States

Once called zinc Schefferite, later redescribed and found to be just a variety of Diopside with a platy reddish color and habit. Also Rhodonite and Andradite in this matreix.

Diopside

Formula
CaMgSi2O6 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Prismatic, Blocky, Granular 
Cleavage
Good, Indistinct, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
blue, brown, colorless, green, gray 
Streak
white green 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection
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