Grossular (Var: Hessonite), Quartz, Axinite-(Fe)
Vesper Peak, Sultan Basin, Sultan District, Snohomish Co., Washington, USA
Small Cabinet, 6.2 x 5.2 x 4.3 cm
A fine combination specimen of a line of gemmy and lustrous, reddish-orange hessonite garnets capping a vug lined with an earlier generation of gemmy and lustrous, honey-colored garnets. This specimen is complimented by a very glassy, striated, colorless axinite blade sandwiched between the two generations of garnets and a lustrous, 3.2 cm, milky quartz crystal. Ex. George Elling Collection.