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Hessonite

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Description
Locality: 
Mount Argentea, Arenzano, Genova Province, Liguria, Italy
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4 × 3.4 × 3.8 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.80cm
Weight: 
84.00gr
Description

Italian rodingite is world renowned for the quality of minerals they have provided to collectors. This specimen is a rich small miniature featuring a number of garnet 'berries' of dark red color and with the classic crystal habitus for the area. The hessonite is lustrous and quite well on relief on the matrix, and contrast very well with associated green clinochlore leaves.
This very good specimen comes from a find dated back to a few decades ago from the famous locality of Mt. Argentea.

Former collections Bernardoni and Contucci (Italy).

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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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Shipping within 15 days after payment received, unless specified/agreed otherwise.

NOTE:
Due to a very busy holiday schedule, specimens paid after Dec 14 will be shipped by Januar 7. For any information or combined shipping please contact me.

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