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Andradite-Grossular Series & Epidote

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Andradite-Grossular Series & Epidote

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Description
Locality: 
Hohe Waid, Schriesheim, Karlsruhe Region, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
11.3 × 9.6 × 5.5 cm
Weight: 
396.00gr
Description

It's almost impossible to get a decent epidote-garnet specimen from this locality - more so with glossy surfaces on the garnets (you don't get any free-standing garnet crystals from there - almost all are ingrown in the massive garnet rock).

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: 
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