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Pyrope Almandine & Chromian Diopside

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Pyrope Almandine & Chromian Diopside

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Description
Locality: 
Almklovdalen, Vanylven, Møre og Romsdal, Norway
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
16.8 × 9.5 × 3.8 cm
Description

Beautiful cut and polished endpiece of a massive garnet-peridotite block with deep green chromian diopside. The specimen is full of red-brown almandine-pyrope garnet crystals and the green of the diopside is spectacular.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Pyrope

Formula: 
Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
Strunz: 
9.AD.25
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
7.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Czech Republic

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

Chromian Diopside

Variety Of: 

Diopside

Formula: 
CaMgSi2O6
Strunz: 
9.DA.15
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.5
Formula: 
(Ca,Cr)MgSi2O6
Hardness: 
0.0
Colour: 
Green

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