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Spessartine & Albite

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Spessartine & Albite

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Description
Locality: 
Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.8 × 3.6 × 2.9 cm
Description

A crazy good garnet - it shows incredible modifications along all edges. I show these micro-faces on close up photos - one time with backlight to do justice to the translucency of the main group. The contrast to sparkling, well shaped albite is strinking and the whole assemble looks very aesthetic! No significant damages to report.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Spessartine

Formula: 
Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Strunz: 
9.AD.25
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
6.5 - 7.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Sommer quarry, Wendelberg, Haibach, Aschaffenburg, Spessart, Franconia, Bavaria, Germany

Albite

Formula: 
NaAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.35
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Finnbo (Finbo), Falun, Dalarna, Sweden
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