Almandine Garnet
Granatwald, Tyrol, Austria
Cabinet, 11.1 x 9.2 x 4.6 cm
Ex. Ernest Schlichter
Aesthetically arranged on a gray-green schist, three almandine garnet crystals display their dodecahedral form. Although mostly opaque, these dark reddish-brown crystals, one of which measures 4 cm in length, exhibit classic crystallography. This is a classic and important locality for garnet! Unfortunately, MOST such specimens collected long ago have since been polished to better show off the hints of color after they are excised from the matrix. This one, however, is au naturale. no polishing! that makes it much more the rare