2.8" Black-Brown Garnets with Calcite - Mexico

This is a gorgeous association of black-brown garnets and calcite. When collected, the garnets were completely encapsulated in calcite and have since been exposed by acid etching. This specimen was listed as coming from Mexico, however we have not been able to independently verify this.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

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 & Calcite
LOCATION
Mexico
SIZE
2.8 x 2.4"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#190809