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VIII - Inosilicates (Pyroxene Group)
Crystal habit of Hedenbergite

Name   Hedenbergite
Chemistry   CaFe[Si2O6]
Hardness   5 - 6
Lustre   vitreous
Colour   black, greenish black, bluish green
Streak   white 
Density [g/cm3]   3.4 - 3.5
Crystal habit   monoclinic, crystals columnar, octagonal cross section
Cleavage, Fracture   [110] distinct (87°), fracture uneven to conchoidal
other characteristics and occurrences   diopside = Fe-poor variety, (solid solution series with hedenbergite),
in contact metamorphic rocks with high iron content (skarn)

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