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Asbest, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russian Federation
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
4.4 × 3.5 × 1.6 cm

Originally named "cinnamon stone" ("Kanelstein" in German) in 1803 
by Abraham Gottlob Werner and renamed grossularite by Werner in 1808. 
Named for the color of gooseberries (Ribes grossularium) as the
original specimens were this color. This Grossulare from Russia shows an
unusual light brown colour (comparable to those from Asbestos, Canada) and a beautiful lustre.

Grossulare can show a fluorescence.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock


6.5 - 7.0
Type Locality: 
Akhtaragda River mouth (Achtaragda River mouth), Vilyui River Basin (Vilui River Basin; Wilui River Basin), Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia

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