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Fassaite is a variety of augite but having a very low iron content. It is named after the Fassa Valley, Italy. Some authorities do not recognize it as a separate mineral but continue to class it with Augite.
Additional recommended knowledge
It is thought to be a contact mineral formed at high pressure on the interface between volcanic rocks and limestone.
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