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

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

Small light and dark green epidote crystals can be found stemming from the superior portion of this mineral specimen. Microscopic translucent epidote crystals give some portions of this garnet cluster specimen a druzy appearance. On the inferior side of the garnet cluster is a bed of feldspar matrix, as well as small golden flakes of mica.

There is a strange vibrant blue mineralization on what could be considered the underside of this specimen, however it remains unidentified.

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.

Feldspars are a group of rock-forming tectosilicate minerals. It is also one of the most common minerals on earth, making up nearly 60% of the crust.

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.




DETAILS
SPECIES
Garnet, Epidote, Mica & Feldspar
LOCATION
Raskoh, Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
SIZE
2.5 x 1.7"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#100402