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Andradite

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Description
Locality: 
Ocna de Fier, Banat Mountains, Caraş-Severin County, Romania
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7.1 × 6.6 × 5.1 cm
Description

Lustrous yellow-brown andradite crystals on matrix associated to minor white crystalized calcite. The specimen is very rich, with different faces completely covered by andradites of different sizes.

Ex René Virlet collection. Mr. René Virlet bought it from L.Van Wambeke* on Mar 25th/1972.

*Leopold Van Wambeke was a Belgian geologist, who worked in the Ex Belgian Congo, and named Eylettersite after his wife (Lea Eyletters).

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

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