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A slow growth

2013

MUSE - The Science Museum

MUSE - The Science Museum

It is huge, yes it is! It is the biggest garnet crystal that’s ever been found on Alps. Crystals can grow much whether the original rock - as in this case a magmatic one - slowly cool down, leaving time for the atoms to form an organized structure: crystals! This belongs to a pegmatite, a filonian rock formed during the rising of the last “vapors” of magma which is cooling down in the depths of the Earth.

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  • Title: A slow growth
  • Date Created: 2013
  • Location: Val di Rabbi (Trento), Italy
  • Photographer: Matteo De Stefano
  • Object Name: Almandine with schorlite
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