Home » Minerals » Enstatite

Enstatite


Mineral Properties and Uses



Physical Properties of Enstatite

Chemical Classification silicate
Color grayish white, yellowish, green, brown
Streak white to gray
Luster vitreous
Diaphaneity translucent to opaque
Cleavage good, prismatic
Mohs Hardness 5.5 to 6
Specific Gravity 3.2 to 4.0
Diagnostic Properties cleavage, color, luster
Chemical Composition MgSiO3
Crystal System orthorhombic
Uses minor gemstone, decorative purposes



Find it on Geology.com




More from Geology.com


Diamonds from Coal
Biggest Misconception: Lots of people think that diamonds form from coal. Not True!
rocks
Rock Gallery: Photos of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks.
Minerals
Minerals: Information about ore minerals, gem materials and rock-forming minerals.
gem photos
100+ Gems - Photos of over 100 beautiful gems ranging from the popular to the obscure.
glaciers
What are Glaciers? Learn how glaciers form, flow, advance, retreat, and change over time.
Spodumene
Spodumene - an ore of lithium and the mineral of the gems kunzite and hiddenite.
How Do Snowflakes Form?
How Do Snowflakes Form? They start as tiny mineral crystals but they might not reach the Earth.
largest volcano
The Largest Volcanoes on Earth might not be the ones that you are thinking about.




More Minerals
  Topaz
  Calcite
  Gifts that Rock!
  Diamond
  Minerals
  Rock, Mineral and Fossil Collections.
  Talc
  Quartz






© 2005-2017 Geology.com. All Rights Reserved.
Images, code, and content on this website are property of Geology.com and are protected by copyright law.
Geology.com does not grant permission for any use, republication, or redistribution.