- a greenish-brown or black mineral with a bronzelike luster, an orthorhombic pyroxene, (Mg,Fe)2(Si2O6), intermediate in composition between enstatite and hypersthene.
Origin of bronzite
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Hypersthene (or bronzite) is characteristic of another group.
Other minerals which have been found in eclogites are bronzite, olivine and glaucophane.
In this connexion mention may be made of an altered form of enstatite or bronzite known as bastite or schiller-spar.
In colour bastite is brown or green with the same metallic sheen as bronzite.
Like bronzite, it is sometimes cut and polished for ornamental purposes.
- a type of orthopyroxene often having a metallic or pearly sheen
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