3.2" Large Almandine Garnets in Schist - Tyrol, Australia

This is an incredible, 3.2" wide specimen which features a cluster of two almandine garnets within a schist matrix. It was collected from the famous Granatenkogel North Slope of Tyrol, Australia, a location that's well known for its large and fascinating garnet specimens. The facets on these garnets have been buffed and polished following the meticulous prep to expose them from their schist matrix. This is truly a gorgeous specimen.

The largest garnet measures 1.9" wide across its longest measurement. The specimen sits upright on one edge nicely, however it is accompanied by an acrylic display stand to assist with presentation.

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.
FOR SALE
$265
DETAILS
SPECIES
Garnet var. Almandine
LOCATION
Granatenkogel North Slope, Gurgler valley, Imst District, Tyrol, Austria
SIZE
Entire Specimen: 3.2 x 3", Largest Garnet: 1.9" Wide
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ITEM
#208742