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Garnet Var Grossular With Fassaite

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Garnet Var Grossular With Fassaite

Former collection Christian Mavris
Classic Locality

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Description
Locality: 
Braone, Brescia Province, Lombardy, Italy
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.5 × 1 × 1.2 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.50cm
Weight: 
4.00gr
Description

Sweet thumbnail specimen of grossular perched on fassaite matrix. The main grossular crystal is a textbook orange-brown rhombododecahedron, with excellent lustre and partial transparency. The crystal is perfect, provided a small side contact with the original matrix which does not distract from its overall aesthetic. Other garnet crystals are scattered across the specimen, especially on the back side. Fassaite is well developed, mostly elongated, with good lustre for the specie.

A real classic, rarely seen in this quality from the locality. Date back to the early 2000s. From my personal collection.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Grossular

Formula: 
Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Strunz: 
9.AD.25
Hardness: 
6.5 - 7.0
Type Locality: 
Akhtaragda River mouth (Achtaragda River mouth), Vilyui River Basin (Vilui River Basin; Wilui River Basin), Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia

Fassaite

Variety Of: 

Augite

Formula: 
(Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Al,Fe3+,Ti)[(Si,Al)2O6]
Strunz: 
9.DA.15
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Hardness: 
0.0

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