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Hessonite

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Hessonite

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Description
Locality: 
Mussa Alp, Ala Valley, Piedmont, Italy
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.3 × 6 × 1.8 cm
Description

Beautiful and lustrous, sharp, sherrycolored grossular (var. hessonite) crystals with dark green clinochlore crystals and pale green diopside on matrix.

Ex Wolfgang Schneider collection - acquired 1976

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
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