MINING ROCKSTAR OF THE WEEK - AUGITE!!
Augite is a rock-forming mineral that commonly occurs in mafic and intermediate igneous rocks such as basalt, gabbro, andesite, and diorite. It is found in these rocks throughout the world, wherever they occur. Augite is also found in ultramafic rocks and in some metamorphic rocks that form under high temperatures. Augite has a chemical composition of (Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe,Al)(Si,Al)2O6 with many paths of solid solution. Commonly associated minerals include orthoclase, plagioclase, olivine, and hornblende - "Geology.com"