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Almandine

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Locality: 
Costabonne Mines, Prats-de-Mollo-la Preste, Pyrénées-Orientales, Occitanie, France
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
2.2 × 5 × 1.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.90cm
Description

Two specimen of different size and different quality. The larger specimen has a 0.9 cm large crystal and the crystal of the smaller piece is about 0.5 cm. Almandine-Andradite crystals from the Pyrenees are not common and only rare available. The garnet on the smaller specimen (2.5 x 1.6 x 1.4 cm) shows the higher luster.

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Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Almandine

Formula: 
Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Strunz: 
9.AD.25
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
7.0 - 7.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Alabanda, Aydin Province, Aegean Region, Turkey
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