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Polished stones - full range in stock "Aegirine"

Aegirine is a mineral of the pyroxene group, which is a rock-forming mineral of many igneous rocks. Forms an isomorphic series with augite. Its edges are characterized by longitudinal shading.

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Physical properties of Aegirine

Category Silicate mineral, pyroxene
(repeating unit)
IMA symbol Aeg
Strunz classification 9.DA.25
Crystal system Monoclinic
Crystal class Prismatic (2/m)
(same H-M symbol)
Space group C2/c
Unit cell a = 9.658, b = 8.795
c = 5.294 [Å], β = 107.42°; Z = 4
Formula mass 231.00 g/mol
Color Dark Green, Greenish Black
Crystal habit Prismatic crystals may be in sprays of acicular crystals, fibrous, in radial concretions
Twinning Simple and lamellar twinning common on {100}
Cleavage Good on {110}, (110) ^ (110) ≈87°; parting on {100}
Fracture Uneven
Tenacity Brittle
Mohs scale hardness 6
Luster Vitreous to slightly resinous
Streak Yellowish-grey
Diaphaneity Translucent to opaque
Specific gravity 3.50 - 3.60
Optical properties Biaxial (-)
Refractive index nα = 1.720 - 1.778 nβ = 1.740 - 1.819 nγ = 1.757 - 1.839
Birefringence δ = 0.037 - 0.061
Pleochroism X = emerald green, deep green; Y = grass-green, deep green, yellow; Z = brownish green, green, yellowish brown, yellow
2V angle Measured: 60° to 90°, Calculated: 68° to 84°
Dispersion moderate to strong r >
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