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Garnet Var Grossular

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Garnet Var Grossular

Ex Dr. Krantz, Bonn, Germany
With Antique Label

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Description
Locality: 
Wrocław County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland
Class: 
Single Crystal
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.5 × 2 × 2.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
2.50cm
Weight: 
36.00gr
Description

A single, nearly complete garnet crystal from a very mysterious and obscure locality.

In 1886, during workings at the banks of river Oder in Wrocław (Breslau), in a depth of 2 meters, lots of garnet crystals up to 10 cm in diameter were discovered.
According to a publication in the german "Aufschluss", the "real" locality is "Vápenná (Setzdorf), Jeseník, Olomouc Region, Moravia (Mähren; Maehren), Czech Republic", and these garnets have been transported by humans mostly via ship, sometimes in the past, maybe in the middle age, for a reason that is unknown until now.

From old Dr. Krantz stock, comes with antique label.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Grossular

Formula: 
Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Strunz: 
9.AD.25
Hardness: 
6.5 - 7.0
Type Locality: 
Akhtaragda River mouth (Achtaragda River mouth), Vilyui River Basin (Vilui River Basin; Wilui River Basin), Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia

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