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VIII - Inosilicates (Pyroxene Group)
Crystal habit of Aegirin

Name   Aegirine
Chemistry   CaFe2+[Si2O6]
Hardness   6 - 6.5
Lustre   vitreous - resinous
Colour   green to black
Streak   green to dark green 
Density [g/cm3]   3.3 - 3.5
Crystal habit   monoclinic
Cleavage, Fracture   [110] distinct (87°), fracture uneven
other characteristics and occurrences   in alkali rich, undersaturated rocks (nepheline-syenite, phonolite), rarely metamorphic

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