- a yellow-green fibrous magnesium silicate, an orthorhombic pyroxene found in norites containing less than five percent ferrous oxide.
Origin of enstatite
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In this connexion mention may be made of an altered form of enstatite or bronzite known as bastite or schiller-spar.
The hornblende of granites is usually pale green in section, the augite and enstatite nearly colourless.
Hornblende is green, rarely brownish; augite pale green or nearly colourless; enstatite appears in some granulite-gneisses.
Enstatite is white, greenish or brown in colour; its hardness is 5, and sp.
- a grey, green, yellow, or brown pyroxene mineral consisting of magnesium silicate in orthorhombic crystalline form. Formula: Mg 2 Si 2 O 6
Word Origin for enstatite
- A glassy, usually yellowish gray orthorhombic variety of pyroxene. It is usually found in igneous rocks and meteorites. Chemical formula: Mg2Si2O6.