Grossular, Diopside
Jeffrey mine (Jeffrey quarry; Johns-Manville mine), Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Quebec, Canada
Miniature, 4.8 x 4.2 x 3.4 cm
Supremely gemmy and lustrous, cinnamon-orange grossular garnets are aesthetically set on sculptural matrix covered with very glassy, pastel-green to colorless diopside needles on this fine combination specimen from the Jeffrey Mine. The isolated single crystal is 8 mm and the cluster is 1.5 cm across. Classic material from the Wes Parker Collection.