clinopyroxene


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cli·no·py·rox·ene

 (klī′nə-pîr′ŏk-sēn′)
n.
Any of several varieties of the mineral pyroxene, such as diopside and augite, that have monoclinic crystals.
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clinopyroxene

(ˌklaɪnəʊpaɪˈrɒksiːn)
n
(Minerals) a member of the pyroxene group of minerals having a monoclinic crystal structure, such as augite, diopside, or jadeite
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Petrographically, these rocks, known as black granites in commercial market, are fine to medium-grained having ophitic to sub-ophitic texture with plagioclase and clinopyroxene as the major mineral phases, while opaques, quartz, biotite, amphibole, olivine, apatite, chlorite, orthopyroxene and epidote occur as minor to accessory phases.
The phenocrysts include orthopyroxene, clinopyroxene, plagioclase, and Timagnetite.
Qz: quartz; Ap: Apatite; Cpx: clinopyroxene; Pl: plagioclase; Or: orthoclase; Mag: magnetite; Ilm: ilmetite.
The main minerals of metagabbro samples are clinopyroxene and plagioclase.
The presence of clinopyroxene, hastingsite, with or without paragsite, characterizes the intermediate zone, while only clinopyroxene with minor arfvedsonite were noted in the periphery.
In accordance with these observations, a variable proportion of interstitial minerals, including clinopyroxene, [H.sub.2]O-bearing phases (amphibole, phlogopite) and other accessory minerals (e.g.
(2012) Orientation-related electrical con ductivity of hydrous olivine, clinopyroxene and plagioclase and implications for the structure of the lower continental crust and uppermost mantle.
The minerals of these rocks consists of olivine, clinopyroxene, orthopyroxene and chrome- spinel that have mesh and granular texture that altered to serpentine minerals and iron-oxid (Fig.