colors:The Augite colors are Green, grayish-green, greenish brown, dark brown, and black.
Streak: light green to colorless.
Hardness: 5 - 6
Luster: Vitreous, dull
Cleavage; 1,2 - prismatic at cleavage angles of 87º and 93º may also exhibit parting in one direction.
Fracture: is Uneven to splintery.
The diamond is on the top of the scale, with the rating of 10, talc is the softness, with a rating of 1. A mineral of a given hardness will scratch a mineral a harder number. Corundum is another hard mineral with a rating of 9. And gypsum is the 2nd rating to the softest mineral.
Augite occurrences are in the Italian volcanoes at Vesuvius (Monte Somma), Stromboli, Etna, and Lazio.Also in Italy is the Val D'FassI
Interesting facts: Augite is a rock-forming mineral that is most often found in igneous rocks like diorite. Augite is a mineral that has been found beyond the planet Earth. agite has also been found in metamorphic rocks that have been formed under the high temperatures. Augite does not have any physical, optical, or chemical properties that make it especially useful.
the website I used was mineral.net.