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| Chemical composition || CaMg(SiO<sub>3</sub>)<sub>2</sub>  
 
| Chemical composition || CaMg(SiO<sub>3</sub>)<sub>2</sub>  
Calcium Magnesium Sillicate
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Calcium magnesium sillcate
 
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| Crystal system || monoclinic
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| Crystal system || Monoclinic
 
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| Habit || prismatic, waterworn pebbles
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| Habit || Prismatic, waterworn pebbles
 
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| Cleavage || distinct
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| Cleavage || Distinct
 
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| Fracture || conchoidal
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| Fracture || Conchoidal
 
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| Hardness || 5
 
| Hardness || 5
 
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| Optic nature || biaxial +
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| Optic nature || Biaxial +
 
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| Refaction index || 1.67-1.70  
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| Refractive index || 1.67-1.70  
 
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| Birefringence || 0.025
 
| Birefringence || 0.025
 
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| Dispersion || low, 0.013
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| Dispersion || Low, 0.013
 
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| Specific gravity || 3.3
 
| Specific gravity || 3.3
 
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| Lustre || vitreous
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| Lustre || Vitreous
 
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| Pleochroism || weak to moderate
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| Pleochroism || Weak to moderate
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Latest revision as of 05:46, 23 December 2006

Diopside
Chemical composition CaMg(SiO3)2

Calcium magnesium sillcate

Crystal system Monoclinic
Habit Prismatic, waterworn pebbles
Cleavage Distinct
Fracture Conchoidal
Hardness 5
Optic nature Biaxial +
Refractive index 1.67-1.70
Birefringence 0.025
Dispersion Low, 0.013
Specific gravity 3.3
Lustre Vitreous
Pleochroism Weak to moderate