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TitleGarnet-wollastonite skarn, Willsboro, NY, USA
DescriptionThis sample is about 10 cm across. It is a metamorphic rock formed by contact metamorphism of Grenville-aged (Precambrian) limestone. Macroscopic minerals are white, coarse wollastonite, dark brown-red andraditic garnet and speckles of light green diopside. This sample comes from the eastern side of the Adirondack Mountains, New York.
Geologic provinceGrenville
LocationUSA ▹ New York ▹ Essex. Near Willsboro.
PhotographerDexter Perkins. 2000.
CollectionWard’s Collection of Classic North American Rocks #75.
Key wordsskarn, garnet, wollastonite, Grenville, Precambrian, New York, Willsboro
Tech details159 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera, 60mm Nikon AF micro lens.
GeoDIL number16