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Epidote & Andradite

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Epidote & Andradite

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Description
Locality: 
Kimmeria, Xanthi Prefecture, Thraki, Greece
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
14.6 × 5.8 × 5.5 cm
Description

A large and rare locality combination of dark green, lustrous, prismatic crystals of epidote with brown, trapezohedral crystals of andradite. I collected the specimen myself, almost 10 years ago, back in 2009-2010.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Epidote

Formula: 
{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Strunz: 
9.BG.05a
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
6.0
Streak: 
Colorless
Type Locality: 
Bourg d'Oisans, Isère, Rhône-Alpes, France...

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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