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Hessonite & Clinochlore

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Hessonite & Clinochlore

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Description
Locality: 
Bellecombe, Châtillon, Aosta Valley, Italy
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.5 × 3 × 2 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.70cm
Description

A taller sharpedged hessonite on a first generation of smaller once in combination with klinochlore. Found in the 1970s.

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

Clinochlore

Formula: 
(Mg,Fe2+)5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Strunz: 
9.EC.55
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Type Locality: 
Brinton's Quarry, West Chester, Westtown Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA...
minhunter

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