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Diopside & Grossular

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Diopside & Grossular

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Description
Locality: 
Seiland Island, Hammerfest, Troms og Finnmark, Norway
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.4 × 2.8 × 2.4 cm
Weight: 
15.00gr
Description

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

It is a small piece, but it is a very beautiful combination on only cola-brown Grossular crystals and green Diopside crystals. This one is not as good as the best ones I have sold, but it is still a nice specimen.

In the front there are 3 diopside crystals, two of them damage free and one with tiny damages. In addition some translucent cola brown grossular crystals under these 3 diopside crystals.

On the last picture you can see the backside, where there are see some damaged diopside, plus many Grossular crystals.

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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SHIPPING AND HANDLING:
There are no handling fees.

Once the Seller receives your payment the specimen(s) will be packed and sent them within 3 working days – unless you request a Shipping Hold

You can combine items in one singel parcel to save shipping costs. If so, please inform as soon as you buy an item so we wait shipping.

The specimens will be packed carefully, to prevent damages under transport. 

I will cooperate for any damage or merchandise lost. Original shipping and insurance fees including taxes are non-refundable nor credited in any circumstances and return shipping and insurance fees are to be paid by the client.  Return shipping shall be made with same shipping service used for original delivery.


RETURNS
If not happy with the purchase, you got 14 days to return the product, getting your money back. If  the product is not returned within 14 days after you recieve the product, it will be assumed that you are intending to keep the product and the transaction will become final.

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