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Piemontite

Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Thasos Island, East Macedonia and Thrace, Greece
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4.3 × 3 × 1.5 cm
Description

Very representative specimen of this rare Mn rich epidote variety from the locality that gives the finest specimens of this mineral in Greece.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Piemontite

Formula: 
{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Strunz: 
9.BG.05
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Streak: 
Reddish
Type Locality: 
Prabornaz Mine (Praborna Mine), Saint-Marcel, Aosta Valley, Italy

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