Grossular var Hessonite with Chlinochlore and Diopside


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From a collection accumulated in the 1980s-1990s in the Alpine deposits in the Piedmont area near Turin, this two sided specimen hosts hessonites to a full centimeter. There is a small partial blade of diopside on one side. The largest crystal has a very small rub and the opposing side has a few that were in contact with other crystals. Note that hessonites over .3cm are rare and ones reaching a full centimeter are most uncommon.

Locality: Rocca Nera, Val Pellice, Torino, Piedmont, Italy

Composition: calcium aluminum silicate

Dimensions: 6 × 4.5 × 2.7 cm
Dimensions: 6 × 4.5 × 2.7 cm