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Hessonite

ex Dr. F. Krantz stock (GER)
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Locality: 
Wrocław County, Lower Silesia, Poland
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5 × 4.5 × 3.5 cm
Description

Real classic specimen from Poland: an indistinct brownish garnet crystal from the Dom-Insel at Breslau (Wroclaw) which was found in 1896. According to the literature these garnets were found in about 2 m depth on the dome island of Wroclaw during excavations for a building construction. Allegedly thousands of crystals were loosely found in diluvial sediments. First time i see these, seems to be really rare nowadays desptite their abundance during their find. Looks like andradite/hessonite and is described as hessonite in the literature. Not a beauty but a real european classic coming with nice hand written label. Pls read (in german): Über den Granatenfund auf der Dom-Insel in Breslau. - Roemer, Ferd., Zeitschrift der Deutschen Geologischen Gesellschaft Band 39 Heft 1 (1887), p. 219 - 221

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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