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RM2811   Achtaragdite, hydrogrossular-chlorite-carbonate pseudomorph

Akhtaragda River mouth, Vilyui River Basin, Mirninsky, Sakha Republic, Russia

Achtaragdite is a unique, rare and poorly understood pseudomorph, from this remote Siberian locality that is the Type Locality for grossular garnet. It is a variety of the grossular-hibschite garnet series and is (technically, according to mindat) a hydrogrossular-chlorite-carbonate pseudomorph after what was formerly considered to be wadalite or some other rare hydrogarnet. The real precursor mineral for these pseudomorphs is now considered to be helvite.


Size: 4.2 x 3.4 x 3.2 cm.

 
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