omphacite


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omphacite

[′äm·fə‚sīt]
(mineralogy)
A grassy- to pale-green, granular or foliated, high-temperature aluminous clinopyroxene mineral with a vitreous luster that commonly occurs in the rock eclogite; a variety of augite.
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He addressed this problem by preparing mineral separates of two garnets and an omphacite, since no suitable garnet and omphacite specimens were available.
After reanalysis, these two minerals plus the garnets and omphacite were routinely used as standards in subsequent studies (2).
The presence of eclogitic omphacite in specific samples appears to differentiate these trains from the one observed further north (G9-ILM File-Axe Lake train).