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Hessonite

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Description
Locality: 
Alpe delle Frasse, Laietto, Condove, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.8 × 6.5 × 3.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.50cm
Weight: 
216.00gr
Description

A good sized specimen of hessonite garnets in rodingite matrix. Garnet crystals are dark orange to pale red, with excellent luster and very good transparency, which sometimes makes even hard to photograph them properly. Clinochlore makes thick grey-green packages, often contacted, but this does not distract from the garnets, which are the key feature of the specimen.
Acquired from an Italian collectors in the early 2000s.

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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