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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



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