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Hessonite & Clinochlore

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Hessonite & Clinochlore

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Locality: 
Carboneri, Villar Pellice, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.7 × 2.3 × 1.8 cm
Description

Cherry-red hessonite crystals, up  to 3 mm,  are richly scattered on the matrix plate covered with books of silvery-green, partially gemmy clinochlore lamellae.

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...
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