2.5" Garnet Cluster with Feldspar and Epidote - 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.

Relatively small and medium sized epidote crystals can be seen protruding from one half of the specimen, while the other half displays lustrous dark red-orange clustered garnets of all sizes. Much of the epidote is blanketed in a thin layer pale-green colored feldspar.

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 & Feldspar
Raskoh, Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
2.5" long, 2.3" wide