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2.2" Garnet Cluster with Feldspar - 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. Pale green/white feldspar can be seen in a small segment of the specimen, while a stalactite-like garnet formation can be found protruding from the side.
Garnets are nesosilicates having the general formula X3Y2(SiO4)3. There are many species of garnet which include pyrope, almandine, 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, with reddish shades being the most common.
Garnet & Feldspar
Raskoh, Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
2.2" long, 1.4" wide