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Diopside & Grossular

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Description
Locality: 
Seiland Island, Hammerfest, Troms og Finnmark, Norway
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
8.8 × 13.6 × 6.6 cm
Weight: 
1 000.00gr
Description

The speciment was found in the classic location in the mountains of Bumannsfjorden, Seiland (Norway).

It is a big piece (1 kg) with many large green transculent Diopside crystals on calcspar. I have very few pieces with this big Diopside crystals. The lagrest one are up to 32mm. There are some damages on the bigger crystal on the right side, and on the crystal on the backside. There are also some damages on the smaller crystals. Otherwise it is many undamaged Diopside crystals.

In addition you will see some tiny cola-brown Grossular crystals.
The last picture is from its backside, and the picture with the grossular crystals (picture number 5) is partly taken from it's underside.

 

Most of the year the field where the minerals are found is covered with ice and snow, and today this area is now a part of the Seiland National Park, and collecting from this area is now strictly forbidden.

This specimen was found in the late 1980s by my father, Gunnar Mathisen.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Diopside

Formula: 
CaMgSi2O6
Group Parent: 
Clinopyroxene Subgroup
Strunz: 
9.DA.15
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.5
Streak: 
white

Grossular

Formula: 
Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Strunz: 
9.AD.25
Hardness: 
6.5 - 7.0
Type Locality: 
Akhtaragda River mouth (Achtaragda River mouth), Vilyui River Basin (Vilui River Basin; Wilui River Basin), Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia

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