Grossular Clinochlore
Grossular Clinochlore

Clinochlore Value, Price, and Jewelry Information


Clinochlore is a family of minerals in the chlorite group. To date, only kämmerite and sheridanite varieties are known to have been cut as gemstones.

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Grossular Clinochlore
Grossular (Var.: Hessonite), Clinochlore. Locality: Bellecombe, Châtillon, Aosta Valley, Italy (Locality at mindat.org). Size: 7.4 x 3.8 x 2.6 cm. Beautifully gemmy and lustrous, cherry-red hessonite (grossular) garnets with complimentary, tabular, green clinochlore crystals form an outstanding and impressive specimen from a famous Italian locality - Bellecombe in the Aosta Valley. Super rich material from this classic locale. by Rob Lavinsky, iRocks.com – CC-BY-SA-3.0 [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Clinochlore is a family of minerals in the chlorite group. Varieties include Colerainite, Kämmerite, Pennine, Penninite, Prochlorite, Ripidolite, and Sheridanite. To date, only Kämmerite and Sheridanite are known to have been cut as gemstones.

Names

  • Clinochlore from the Greek klino - "oblique" and chloros - " green."
  • Ripidolite from the Greek rhipis - "fan" and lithos - "stone."
  • Pennine from the Pennine Alps, Italy

Variety Names

  • Clinochlore - green
  • Colerainite
  • Kammererite - Red to purple
  • Pennine
  • Penninite
  • Prochlorite
  • Ripidolite
  • Sheridanite Dark green, rich in chromium

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