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Piemontite

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Piemontite

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Locality: 
Maurino Quarry, Pizzo Alzasca, Linescio, Vallemaggia, Ticino, Switzerland
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3 × 2 × 1.5 cm
Description

Very nice pink piemontite crystals, somtime, start green from below, like manganese-rich epidotes, showing beautiful polychrome crystals. Very cute!

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Piemontite

Formula: 
{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Strunz: 
9.BG.05
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Streak: 
Reddish
Type Locality: 
Prabornaz Mine (Praborna Mine), Saint-Marcel, Aosta Valley, Italy

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