1.7" Orange Grossular Garnet Cluster with Epidote - Bishop, California

This is a 1.7" wide specimen that's covered in orange grossular garnets, collected from the the Tungsten Hills of Inyo County, California. There is a small association of epidote. Comes with an acrylic display case.

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.

Epidote is a green silicate mineral that is commonly found in regionally metamorphosed rocks. It often forms lustrous, elongated, and interconnected crystals that are highly coveted by collectors. While nearly all epidote is green, it may take on many different shades and tones from yellowish to deep green.

Grossular Garnet & Epidote
Bishop, Tungsten Hills, Inyo county, California
1.7 x 1.2"