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Grossular Garnet (chrome-rich) and Diopside from Orford Nickel Mine, St-Denis-de-Brompton, Quebec, Canada

 
Grossular Garnet (chrome-rich) and Diopside from Orford Nickel Mine, St-Denis-de-Brompton, Quebec, Canada

Grossular Garnet (chrome-rich) and Diopside from Orford Nickel Mine, St-Denis-de-Brompton, Quebec, Canada

DESCRIPTION:No. 51131
Mineral:Grossular Garnet (chrome-rich) and Diopside
Locality:Orford Nickel Mine, St-Denis-de-Brompton, Quebec, Canada
Description:Emerald-green chrome-rich grossular garnet microcrystals with olive-green diopside crystals to 7 mm. The garnets from this locality are often misidentified as uvarovite garnets, but are a chrome-rich variety of grossular. Ex. Peter B. Nalle (1923-2010) collection #730a; personally collected in 1995
Overall Size:7x6x5.5 cm
Crystals:micro to 7 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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