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TitleTopazolite (andradite), calcite and diopside, from San Benito, California
DescriptionTopazolite is a name sometimes used for a yellow to green variety of the garnet, andradite. Here we see glassy apple-green topazolite with white calcite. A small amount of darker green diopside is also present. This sample is 6 cm across.
LocationUSA ▹ California. Near San Benito.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-04-19.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #1165.
Key wordsgarnet, andradite, topazolite, California, diopside
Tech details766 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number358