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Pyroxferroite

Inosilicate

Pyroxferroite (Fe2+,Ca)SiO3 is a single chain inosilicate. It is mostly composed of iron , with smaller fractions of calcium and tranquillityite , it is one of the three minerals which were discovered on the Moon. It was then found in Lunar and Martian meteorites as well as a mineral in the Earth's crust. Pyroxferroite can also be produced by annealing synthetic clinopyroxene at high pressures and temperatures. The mineral is metastable and gradually decomposes at ambient conditions, but this process can take billions of years.

Identification

Color of mineral

Yellow

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

4.5

Density ( specific gravity )

1.748
1.75
1.767

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Triclinic