• Grossular Garnet var. Hessonite
  • Grossular Garnet var. Hessonite
  • Grossular Garnet var. Hessonite
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Grossular Garnet var. Hessonite

$7,500.00   €6,319  £5,700.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC5953
An excellent specimen of beautiful gemmy crystals of Grossular Garnets from the prime location at the Jeffrey mine by the town of Asbestos in Canada.  Five clusters and four individual crystals of the Grossular variety Hessonite, measure to 1.4 cm on a light grey finely matrix, possibly of crystallised Talc or certainly Talc-rich due to its smooth and waxy texture.  The Hessonite crystals are a delightful gemmy pumpkin-orange with a hint of pink and form superb multi-sided crystals with bright lustrous faces and stepped edges between faces.  The contrast between the Hessonite and light grey matrix is sublime.  A museum-grade specimen of Hessonite Garnet from the classic Jeffrey mine.  Keeping up with the times, on 19th October 2020 residents voted to change the town’s name from Asbestos to Val-des-Sources, but this has not yet received final approval and much opposition remains.

Details

Dimensions
8.5 × 6.7 × 3.0 cm
Categories
Silicates
Locality
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Estrie, Québec, Canada

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Garnet, Grossular, variety Hessonite

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