Grossular var Hessonite with Chlinochlore
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From a collection accumulated in the 1980s-1990s in the Alpine deposits in the Piedmont area near Turin, this phenomenal miniature has a cluster of glistening deeply colored and lustrous hessonites to .6cm piled on a matrix coated with chlinochlore. A smattering of later generation crystals with a higher degree of gemminess. The ever so slightest rub on one corner. Note that crystals over .3cm in size were rare.
Locality: Rocca Sella, Almese, Val Sussa, Piedmont, Italy
Composition: calcium aluminum silicate