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Spessartine with Albite

#44984

Spessartine with Albite

#44984
Availability
Sold
Size
3 x 2 x 1.5 cm - Thumbnail 
Formula
Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3 (RRUFF)
Locality
Little Three mine, San Diego Co., California, United States

Intense orange, gem and very lustrous, well formed Spessartine crystal to 1.3cm attached to Albite. These garnets from Little Three are very, very hard to obtain. This specimen was collected approximately in 1986.

Spessartine

Formula
Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3 
Crystal System
Isometric 
Crystal Habit
Massive, Crystalline - Fine, Lamellar 
Cleavage
Distinct, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Resinous 
Color
red, reddish orange, yellowish brown, reddish brown, brown 
Streak
white 
Class
Isometric - Hexoctahedral 
Fracture
Sub Conchoidal 
Hardness
6.5-7.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Chris van Laer Collection

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