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Almandine

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Description
Locality: 
Borgosesia, Sesia Valley, Vercelli Province, Piedmont, Italy
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.9 × 6.5 × 3.8 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.10cm
Description

Rich, brown, lustrous, almandine crystals up to 11 mm across on matrix from Borgosesia, Italy. An interesting and rather aesthetic specimen from internationally not very famous locality. It comes from the personal collection of Alessandro Paladini and is accompanied by his label.

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Almandine

Formula: 
Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Strunz: 
9.AD.25
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
7.0 - 7.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Alabanda, Aydin Province, Aegean Region, Turkey

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