235 Hessonite and Clinochlore

 

Location:

Susa Valley, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy

 

Description:

Highly lustrous hessonite crystals with cherry-red color crowded three-dimensionally over one side of a matrix face. Italy has some of the best Alpine garnets from the world. Look at the pictures: The crystals are so transparent and shiny – they show their fire and the gemmy quality in natural light. The crystals twinkle like bright stars as they catch and reflect the light. There are also gray-green densely packed books of clinochlore on the hessonite. Very hard to catch the beauty in a picture – much better in real life!

Size: 6.5 x 4.7 x 3.3 cm

 

Price: 450 Euro

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