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Hessonite Diopside & Vesuvianite

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Hessonite Diopside & Vesuvianite

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Description
Locality: 
Bellecombe, Châtillon, Aosta Valley, Italy
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5 × 6 × 4 cm
Weight: 
108.00gr
Description

Well-formed dark orange Hessonite in combination with shiny and translucent yellow-brown Vesuvianite and elongated light green Diopside.

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

Diopside

Formula: 
CaMgSi2O6
Group Parent: 
Clinopyroxene Subgroup
Strunz: 
9.DA.15
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.5
Streak: 
white

Vesuvianite

Formula: 
(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Strunz: 
9.BG.35
Hardness: 
6.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Monte Somma, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples Province, Campania, Italy