Augite, Cleavable Inosilicate Mineral - 2 Unpolished Rock Specimens

Augite, Cleavable Inosilicate Mineral - 2 Unpolished Rock Specimens

Overview

A pack of 2 cleavable Augite pieces. It is an essential mineral in igneous rocks, and can also be found in high-temperature metamorphic rocks.

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Augite, Cleavable Inosilicate Mineral - 2 Unpolished Rock Specimens

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Overview

A pack of 2 cleavable Augite pieces. It is an essential mineral in igneous rocks, and can also be found in high-temperature metamorphic rocks.

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Augite Inosilicate Mineral - Pack of 2
by American Educational Products

A single chain inosilicate mineral, meaning that it has interlocking chains of silicate tetrahedrals. Part of the pyroxene group, it can hold significant quantities of aluminium, titanium, and sodium, amongst other elements.

Augite is an essential mineral in mafic igneous rocks, and can also be found to occur in high-temperature metamorphic rocks. These occurrences lead it to be commonly found alongside other rock and minerals such as orthoclase, labradorite, olivine, leucite, and others.

Some specimens have had a shiny appearance, from which its Greek name, augites, which means "brightness", was derived. Ordinarily, specimens have a dull luster of green, brown, or black, sometimes with gray zoning. When found in its transparent form, augite is used as a gem or ornamental stone known as shajar, in parts of India.

Each rock or mineral specimen measures approximately 1-2 inches in length along its longest side.

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SKU

AMEP562802B

Weight

0.2 lb

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