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Chromian Diopside

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Formula:
(Ca,Cr)MgSi2O6
Colour:
Green
Lustre:
Name:
From the Greek dis - "two kinds" and opsis - "opinion."
A variety of Diopside

A green, Cr-bearing variety of diopside.

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Classification of Chromian Diopside

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Occurrences of Chromian Diopside

Geological Setting:
Basic and ultrabasic igneous and metamorphic rocks

Physical Properties of Chromian Diopside

Colour:
Green
Streak:
White green

Chemical Properties of Chromian Diopside

Formula:
(Ca,Cr)MgSi2O6
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Other Names for Chromian Diopside

Name in Other Languages:
Simplified Chinese:铬透辉石

Other Information

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Chromian Diopside

Reference List:
Bromiley, G.D., Keppler, H., McCammon, C., Bromiley, F.A., and Jacobsen, S.D. (2004) Hydrogen solubility and speciation in natural, gem-quality chromian diopside. American Mineralogist: 89: 941-949.

Internet Links for Chromian Diopside

Localities for Chromian Diopside

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