Mineral Specimen and Product Inventory Search
- Mt. Vesuvius, Somma Complex, Napoli, Campania, Italy
- 6 x 4 x 3.5 cm - Sm Cabinet
This is an antique specimen with an old label from the University of Amsterdam. The old label, unfortunately, names the dark red crystals Sphalerite. It is not Sphalerite, but rather a garnet. The forms and hardness gives this away......always question identification (yes, even mine) everyone makes mistakes. That's what makes this hobby fun. The clear crystals are very nice Anorthite which is associated with green prisms of hornblende.