Physical and Chemical properties
- calcium content of augite is a function of temperature and pressure
- is molecualrly arranged identically with the minerals Diopside and Hedenbergite.
- comes in colors varying from Green, grayish-green, greenish brown, dark brown, black
- has a brittle tenacity
Where and how Augite is mined
For mining massive amounts of Augite a quarry method is used.The main objective of this method is to crush the rock to for buildings, roadbeds or building-type stones.
Present and Past Uses
- Construction of Buildings
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