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TitleGrossular (garnet) from Sierra de Las Cruces, Chihuahua, Mexico
DescriptionThe red-orange mineral in this photo is grossular, Ca3Al2Si3O12, a type of garnet. This specimen is from Sierra de Las Cruces, Chihuahua, Mexico. Grossular typically forms during contact or regional metamorphism of limestones or marly rocks. Grossular comes in many different colors, but orange-red hues are most common. This specimen is 13 cm across.
LocationMexico ▹ Chihuahua. Near Sierra de Las Cruces.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-07-09.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection.
Key wordsgrossular, garnet, Mexico
Tech details511 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number1049