a contact metamorphic mineral of the pyroxene family, calcium ferrous silicate, CaFe(SiO 3 ) 2 , that forms black prismatic crystals in crystalline limestone.

1815–25; named after L. Hedenberg, early 19th-century Swedish chemist; see -ite1

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