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VIII - Nesosilicates (Garnet Group)

Name   Spessartine
Chemistry   Mn3Al2[SiO4]3
Hardness   6.5 - 7.5
Lustre   vitreous - greasy
Colour   yellow, red, reddish brown, yellowish brown, brown
Streak   white 
Density [g/cm3]   4.2
Crystal habit   isometric, crystals almost [211]
Cleavage, Fracture   fracture conchoidal
other characteristics and occurrences   in granites and pegmatites

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