Chrysoberyl, Garnet Group
Chrysoberyl locality, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
Small Cabinet, 9.0 x 7.8 x 6.4 cm
This piece is one of the few Chrysoberyls that I have seen from Haddam, Connecticut. It features a few sharp, distinct, somewhat lustrous, tabular yellow-green twinned crystals frozen against a matrix of deep red Garnet (probably Spessartine) and grey Smoky Quartz. The Chrysoberyl group, which measures 2.7 cm across, is contacted on one end, but the terminations are visible and complete, even though they are slightly pushed into the matrix. A fine specimen of this rarely seen material from Connecticut. Ex. Allen Heyl Collection.