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Garnet Var Andradite On Hedenbergite

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Garnet Var Andradite On Hedenbergite

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Locality: 
Serifos Island, Milos, South Aegean, Greece
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
9 × 5.5 × 5 cm
Description

This is an important piece for the locality!Please pay attention to the form of the lower crystals and compare it to any other specimen you have seen from there!This piece is a lrge matrix of hedenbergite on which grow two different types of crystals on each side of the matrix!Both types are sharp and skeletal,vbut ones are blocky and tighly connected and the other is the classic andradite from Seriphos,but of the best quality!Both types are gemmy and with intense light they show vivid colors!The piece is undamaged with great overall aeshetics and with many options of display!

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

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