gem GARNET var. GROSSULAR with GREEN CHROMIAN PHANTOMS, DIOPSIDE


Specimen: #13541
Locality: Jeffrey mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Quebec, Canada
Size: 41mm x 34mm x 22mm
Size description: Miniature
Shipping: USA 12.80, Canada 11.80, Worldwide 18.90, China by DHL 61.00 (USD)
Status: SOLD

Fabulous specimen of rare Garnet var. Grossular with green phantoms. The Grossular crystals are gem, with green cores, which are result of Chromium, surrounded by transparent, colorless areas. The crystals have rhombic dodecahedral crystallization, strong luster and are up to 2mm. Grass-green elongated Diopside crystals intergrow whit the Garnets. Green cored Garnets are among the most unusual and rare Jeffrey mine Garnets. This was mined long time ago - the mine is closed now. For references see the 2013 issue of The Mineralogical Record vol. 44, # 4. In very good condition - some contacts.

Magnificent phantom Garnets!



gem GARNET var. GROSSULAR with GREEN CHROMIAN PHANTOMS, DIOPSIDE

gem GARNET var. GROSSULAR with GREEN CHROMIAN PHANTOMS, DIOPSIDE

gem GARNET var. GROSSULAR with GREEN CHROMIAN PHANTOMS, DIOPSIDE

gem GARNET var. GROSSULAR with GREEN CHROMIAN PHANTOMS, DIOPSIDE

gem GARNET var. GROSSULAR with GREEN CHROMIAN PHANTOMS, DIOPSIDE