clinoenstatite

clinoenstatite

[¦klī·nō′enz·tə‚tīt]
(mineralogy)
Mg2(Si2O6) A monoclinic pyroxene consisting principally of magnesium silicate; occurs frequently in stony meteorites, but is rare in terrestrial environments.
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It is the rare pyroxene species clinoenstatite, from Astore, Nanga Parbat Area near Chilas, Pakistan, and it is very good-looking for a pyroxene: deep blackish green, resembling epidote, in thin-bladed to blocky, sharp crystals to 3 cm long.
clinoenstatite for the monoclinic dimorph of enstatite, or magnesiocopiapite for the Mg analog of copiapite.