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| Chemical composition || (Mg,Fe)SiO<sub>3</sub>
 
| Chemical composition || (Mg,Fe)SiO<sub>3</sub>
Magnesium Silicate
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Magnesium silicate
 
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| Crystal system || orthorhombic
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| Crystal system || Orthorhombic
 
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| Habit || crystals and waterworn pebbles
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| Habit || Crystals and waterworn pebbles
 
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| Cleavage || distinct
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| Cleavage || Distinct
 
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| Fracture || sub-conchoidal
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| Fracture || Sub-conchoidal
 
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| Hardness || 5.5
 
| Hardness || 5.5
 
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| Optic nature || biaxial +
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| Optic nature || Biaxial +
 
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| Refaction index || 1.65-1.68  
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| Refractive index || 1.65-1.68  
 
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| Birefringence || 0.010
 
| Birefringence || 0.010
 
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| Dispersion || low, 0.010
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| Dispersion || Low, 0.010
 
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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 || strong to moderate
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| Pleochroism || Strong to moderate
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Latest revision as of 12:46, 23 December 2006

Enstatite
Chemical composition (Mg,Fe)SiO3

Magnesium silicate

Crystal system Orthorhombic
Habit Crystals and waterworn pebbles
Cleavage Distinct
Fracture Sub-conchoidal
Hardness 5.5
Optic nature Biaxial +
Refractive index 1.65-1.68
Birefringence 0.010
Dispersion Low, 0.010
Specific gravity 3.3
Lustre Vitreous
Pleochroism Strong to moderate