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n. - Any of a group of crystalline silicate mineral common in igneous and metamorphic rocks.

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  • The prevalence of dark minerals such as pyroxene and olivine cause basalt to have a dark gray to black color.
  • Usually a blend of lightweight silicates – feldspar, olivine, pyroxene.
  • In the granite, pyroxene has been partially converted (supra-solidus) to Fe-rich biotite.
  • Moondust is also rich in iron, calcium and magnesium bound up in minerals such as olivine and pyroxene. for more
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