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Revision as of 03:29, 21 May 2006

Diopside
Chemical composition CaMg(SiO3)2

Calcium Magnesium Sillicate

Crystal system monoclinic
Habit prismatic, waterworn pebbles
Cleavage distinct
Fracture conchoidal
Hardness 5
Optic nature biaxial +
Refaction index 1.67-1.70
Birefringence 0.025
Dispersion low, 0.013
Specific gravity 3.3
Lustre vitreous
Pleochroism weak to moderate