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Hessonite

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Description
Locality: 
Bellecombe, Châtillon, Aosta Valley, Italy
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
3.3 × 7 × 2.8 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.80cm
Description

Rich red-brown, lustrous, complex hessonite crystals up to 8 mm across on matrix from the famous locality Bellecombe, Aosta Valley, Italy, associated with grey aggregates of thin leaf-like clinochlore crystals up to 3 mm across. The crystals show only minor imperfections and are quite large for the locality.

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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