Grossular, Epidote
Belvidere Mountain Quarries (Vermont Asbestos Group mine; VAG mine; Ruberoid Asbestos mine; Eden Mills quarries), Lowell & Eden, Orleans & Lamoille Cos., Vermont, USA
Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 4.8 x 4.7 cm
very gemmy and lustrous, reddish brown grossular garnet crystals to 8 mm with distinctive, frosted edges RICHLY cover three sides of very UNUSUAL matrix - a large, crude pseudomoph of a big fat epidote crystal. This showy and historical piece is from Eden Mills, Vermont. There are actually very few damaged garnet crystals on this fine specimen and the bit of contacting and the broken ends of the pseudo are certainly not detracting. Henry Minot specimen.