1.3" Garnet Cluster with Feldspar, Epidote and Mica - Pakistan

This garnet centered specimen comes from a location in Pakistan, where associations of deep orange/brown garnets, feldspar, golden mica, green epidote, and calcite are typically found. The garnets from this location display a unique pattern, which can be seen along the faces of the crystals when rotated under light.

A decent sized flake of mica can be found on one end of this specimen, as well as small aggregates of epidote along the adjacent face. What looked to be a stalagmite-like protrusion of pale green/white feldspar, can be seen surrounded by a superficial layer of garnets.

Garnets are nesosilicates with the general formula X3Y2(SiO4)3. Garnets come in many species, including pyrope, almandine (the most common species), spessartine, uvarovite, andradite and grossular, varieties of which are hessonite, cinnamon-stone, and tsavorite. Garnets are found in a wide variety of colors including red, orange, yellow, green, purple, brown, blue, black, pink, and colorless, though reddish shades are the most common.
Garnet, Epidote, Mica & Feldspar
Raskoh,Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
1.3" long, 1.1" wide