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Andradite

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Andradite

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Description
Locality: 
Mega Horio, Serifos Island, Milos, South Aegean, Greece
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.5 × 3.8 × 1.8 cm
Description

Intense red-brown andradite perched on greenish hedenbergite matrix. Field-collecting at the locality is prohibited, so all material came from old discoveries and specimen became more and more hard to obtain - and this one is really a fine piece! No significant damages to report, the crystal is sharp and complete all around.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Andradite

Formula: 
Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Strunz: 
9.AD.25
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
6.5 - 7.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Drammen, Buskerud, Norway