• Grossular var. Hessonite
  • Grossular var. Hessonite

Grossular var. Hessonite

$750.00   €647  £550.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC21673
Jeffrey mine at Asbestos (now named Val-des-Sources) in Québec, Canada, was a chrysotile asbestos mine with its complex geology giving rise to over one hundred mineral species with many occurring as high-end specimens.  One of its most well known minerals is Hessonite, an orange, gemmy variety of Grossular Garnet.  This thumbnail specimen is a gorgeous example, dominated by a 1.4 x 1.1 x about 0.6 cm crystal of transparent barley sugar orange.  This is surrounded by several smaller similar crystals on a tiny light grey granular matrix.


2.9 × 2.2 × 1.3 cm
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Richmond Co., Quebec, Canada, North America

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Grossular, variety Hessonite

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