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Hessonite With Clinochlore

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Hessonite With Clinochlore

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Description
Locality: 
Carboneri, Villar Pellice, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4 × 3 × 2.5 cm
Description

Out of an old Italian collection, this is a great piece from this usual locality!Unlike pieces which might look the same from Aosta Valley, this piece comes from another more uncommon locality which has contrasting clinochlore on the matrix and more red garnets!The crystals are fantastic with top luster and super sharp,textbook in form and with great wine color!Some contrasting clinochlore crystals make the difference!No damage!

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

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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