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Violane

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Formula:
CaMgSi2O6
Name:
The original name is violan, introduced in 1838 by August Breithaupt. In 1867, Thomas Allison Readwin, in Index to Mineralogy, mis-spelled the name with an "e" at the end.
Synonym:
A synonym of Violan
A violet to light blue, manganese-rich variety of diopside and "omphacite".

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A. Mottana, G. Rossi, A. Kracher, G. Kurat (1979): Violan revisited: Mn-bearing omphacite and diopside. Tschermaks mineralogische und petrographische Mitteilungen 26, 187-201.

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