HESSONITE is a variety of GROSSULAR GARNET. This specimen is orange in color, gemmy and translucent. Luster is adamantine and size is thumbnail (0.9 inches). From the famous Jeffrey Mine in Quebec, Canada. This piece is from the collection of Roger Maynard. He is a friend and long-time geologist with the US Geological Survey in New Mexico.
HESSONITE is a variety of Grossular Garnet. Hessonite is a calcium, aluminum silicate mineral. Color is usually orange from trace amounts of iron. Crystal system is Isometric, usually dodecahedron habit. Hardness is 6 on the Mohs scale.
Location: Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec, Canada
Specimen size: 0.9 x 0.9 x 0.4 inches
Specimen weight: 10 grams (0.4 ounces)
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