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Spessartine

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Spessartine

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Description
Locality: 
Mølland Quarries, Iveland, Agder, Norway
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.1 × 3.2 × 2.3 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.70cm
Description

Good crystals of spessartine, up to 17 mm, on an orthoclase matrix. Collected by Manfred Fabig from Germany, in the remote locality near Mølland (Norway). Uncommon specimen in collections.

Mineral Data
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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

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