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hedenbergite

[hed-n-ber-gahyt] /ˈhɛd n bərˌgaɪt/
noun
1.
a contact metamorphic mineral of the pyroxene family, calcium ferrous silicate, CaFe(SiO 3) 2 , that forms black prismatic crystals in crystalline limestone.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; named after L. Hedenberg, early 19th-century Swedish chemist; see -ite1
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  • Gangue minerals are hedenbergite, garnet, vesuvianite and wollastonite.

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