Hypersthene (Ferroan-Enstatite)

Hoher Bogen, Germany
Gems, 9.58 ct, 14.12 mm
Start Time: 04/28/2011 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/05/2011 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Hypersthene is no longer a valid species, and is regarded as a synonym of Enstatite or Ferrosilite, but commonly regarded as a mid-way member between the two. Most Hypersthene is Ferroan-Enstatite according to Mindat. This stone is a classic Hypersthene from Germany with distinctive rich moss green and greenish white banding. The stone has a "Square Cushion Cabochon" cut. Rarely do I have Hypersthene gems in the inventory, and it is a cool reference stone for this uncommon material.

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