Aphrosiderite ps. After Almandine ex Hauck Coll.

Michigamme, Marquette Iron Range, Marquette Co., Michigan
Small Cabinet, 6.8 x 4.2 x 3.4 cm
Start Time: 06/11/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/16/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Aphrosiderite is an obsolete name for a chlorite group member (originally described from a mine in Germany). This is a showy cluster of sharp aphrosiderite pseudomorphs after almandine garnet crystals to 2.7 cm jauntily perched on chlorite schist from the iron mines of Marquette County, Michigan (probably 1950s or earlier). The crystals have textbook dodecahedral garnet crystal habit and moderate luster. A bit of contacting is noted, but this remains a very rare, highly representative example of this uncommon pseudomorph. Ex Hauck Collection. Sharp!

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