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Andradite On Hedenbergite

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Andradite On Hedenbergite

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Description
Locality: 
Serifos Island, Milos, South Aegean, Greece
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7 × 3 × 3 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.50cm
Description

A very good specimen from Serifos with a rich coverage of red brown well-formed andradite crystals up to 5 mm on a matrix of dark green hedenbergite crystals. Showy undamaged piece.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Andradite

Formula: 
Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Strunz: 
9.AD.25
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
6.5 - 7.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Drammen, Buskerud, Norway

Hedenbergite

Formula: 
CaFe2+Si2O6
Group Parent: 
Clinopyroxene Subgroup
Strunz: 
9.DA.15
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.5
Type Locality: 
Mormorsgruvan, Tunaberg Cu-Co Ore Field, Tunaberg, Nyköping, Södermanland, Sweden
Cartils Minerals

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