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Diopside

The Pyroxene Minerals

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Diopside is a light-green mineral with the formula CaMgSi2O6 typically found in marble or contact-metamorphosed limestone. It forms a series with the brown pyroxene hedenbergite, CaFeSi2O6.
Calcium pyroxene
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