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Hessonite

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Hessonite

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Description
Locality: 
Bellecombe, Châtillon, Aosta Valley, Italy
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
8.2 × 12 × 5.2 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.80cm
Description

Rich, orange-brown, lustrous, complex hessonite crystals up to 8 mm across on matrix, associated with yellow-green, lustrous diopside crystals up to 4 m across and silvery tabular clinochlore crystals up to 6 mm across, from the well-known locality Bellecombe, Val d´Aosta, Italy. Some of the crystals show minor imperfections. 

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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