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Id 29
Identification Type Mineral
Name Clinopyroxene
Distinguishing Features Subhedral
near-90-degree-perfect-cleavage
Description Transparent colorless to green or brown. May be pleochroic from yellow to green, depending on mineralogy. Moderate birefringence. Appear as stubby prisms and subhedral to anhedral crystals. Near-90 degree perfect cleavage. Moderately high relief.
Tags ferromagnesian
silicate
transparent
green
brown
pleochroic
moderately-high-relief
External Resources Clinopyroxene on MinDat
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Unique Identification: Clinopyroxene
Site name: Yellowstone
Light type: Cross-Polarized Light
Magnification: 630
Submitted by: Val Stanley
Notes: none
Image Tags: weakly-pleochroic cleavage silicate pyroxene
Unique Identification: Clinopyroxene
Site name: Yellowstone
Light type: Plane-Polarized Light
Magnification: 630
Submitted by: Val Stanley
Notes: none
Image Tags: medium-birefringent silicate pyroxene