Augite porphyry

Virtual Museum ID: 19-RM08

Specimen Summary


Augite is a common rock forming pyroxene mineral. It is a member of the clinopyroxene group. It commonly occurs in mafic and intermediate igneous rocks such as basalt, gabbro, andesite, and diorite. Augite is normally green or black in colour with a translucent to opaque diaphaneity. It has two cleavage directions that are slightly less than 90 degrees. Augite does not have any commercial uses due to its chemical and physical properties.

Specimen Data

 

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Collection Details

Original Collection:

Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre (RM)

Sub Collection:

Frank

Collection ID:

RM_08

Virtual Museum ID:

19-RM08

Accessibility:

Date Added to VM:

2019-06-08

Location Information

Sample Origin:

Rossland, B.C

Specific Site:

-

UTM Easting:

440225

UTM Northing:

5436566

Datum:

11 (NAD 83)

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Specimen Details

VM Category:

Mineral

Primary Features:

Augite porphyry

Primary Mineral Formula:

(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6

Primary Category:

silicate

Secondary Features:

Advanced Geological Information

 

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