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Spessartine

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Spessartine

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Description
Locality: 
Shigar Valley, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
3.7 × 5.1 × 2.7 cm
Description

Exceptionell specimen. This type is since many years no longer on the market. Gemmy high lustrus spessartine on white feldspar. Remarkable the edges. The crystals morphology is a great combination of trapezohedron, tetrakishexahedron, trisoctahedron and rhombododecahedron. A great piece in an excellent condition.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Spessartine

Formula: 
Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Strunz: 
9.AD.25
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
6.5 - 7.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Sommer quarry, Wendelberg, Haibach, Aschaffenburg, Spessart, Franconia, Bavaria, Germany

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