[ hed-n-ber-gahyt ]
/ ˈhɛd n bərˌgaɪt /
a contact metamorphic mineral of the pyroxene family, calcium ferrous silicate, CaFe(SiO3)2, that forms black prismatic crystals in crystalline limestone.
Origin of hedenbergite
1815–25; named after L. Hedenberg, early 19th-century Swedish chemist; see -ite1
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