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I have started adding to the pyroxenes and could use some guidence on the best way to proceed on all the solid solution series. This is clearly a huge group and there will be a lot of repatition if each mineral has its own page. What I sugest is that each serese gets its own page (e.g. the Enstatite - Ferrosilite series, the diopside - hedenbergite series etc) Each page can then cover the geology and mineraology in a consistent way. If this sounds like a sensible option do we need redirects from each minerals page to a new page for the series. Your thoughts please! - andreww 8/12/2004

Sounds like a sensible approach to me. I've just re-organized the pyroxenes a bit in Silicate minerals. Hope this can help your project. Modelled after Hurlbut, Cornelius S.; Klein, Cornelis, 1985, Manual of Mineralogy, 20th ed.
Three basic series to work with, plus a couple of odd ones: (Pigeonite & Spodumene)
Enstatite - orthoferrosilite series
Diopside - hedenbergite series
Sodium pyroxene series
also the Pyroxenoid group if your still going :-)
Have fun -Vsmith 01:09, 9 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Error in ternary diagram[edit]

Posted by to the main article page, moved here by User:nneonneo

IMPORTANT NOTE: The ternary diagram here of the pyroxene group is incorrect; it lists Hedenbergite as FeCaSi2O, when really it is FeCaSi2O6. I Don't know how to correct this without creating a whole new picture file, so if whoever made this could please correct that, it would be nice to have proper mineral formulas. Thank you.

nneonneo talk 23:44, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

Corrected and converted to SVG. Thanks for noticing it. nneonneo talk 02:54, 27 August 2008 (UTC)