2.7" 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.

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, along with a crack along the specimen that has been stabilized.

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, Epidote & Feldspar
Raskoh, Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
2.7" long, 2.5" wide