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Hessonite Diopside & Clinochlore

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Hessonite Diopside & Clinochlore

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Description
Locality: 
Dorferbach Valley, Prägraten am Großvenediger, Lienz District, Tyrol, Austria
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8.2 × 4.9 × 4.4 cm
Description

Glossy red-brown hessonite crystals with thin, elongated pale green to colorless diopside and dark metallic-green clinochlore crystals.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Hessonite

Variety Of: 

Grossular

Formula: 
Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Strunz: 
9.AD.25
Hardness: 
6.5 - 7.0
Hardness: 
0.0

Diopside

Formula: 
CaMgSi2O6
Group Parent: 
Clinopyroxene Subgroup
Strunz: 
9.DA.15
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.5
Streak: 
white

Clinochlore

Formula: 
(Mg,Fe2+)5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Strunz: 
9.EC.55
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Type Locality: 
Brinton's Quarry, West Chester, Westtown Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA...

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