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Encyclopedia > Spessartine

Spessartine is a kind of garnet. It is a nesosilicate, with formula Mn3Al2Si3O12. The garnet group of minerals show crystals with a habit of rhombic dodecahedrons and trapezohedrons. ...


Hardness is 6.5 to 7.5.


External links

  • Mindat page about spessartine
  • Webmineral page about spessartine

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