Quartz, Hedenbergite, Grossular
Small Cabinet, 8.3 x 6.0 x 4.2 cm
Sinerechenskoe skarn occurrence (Sinerechenskoye; Sineretschenskoye; Sinerechenskiy Mine; Blue River), Kavalerovo Mining District, Dal'negorsk (Dalnegorsk; Tetyukhe; Tjetjuche; Tet
A superb specimen of sharp, lustrous, diverging, bulb-like quartz crystals included with gray-green hedenbergite. The dominant, central quartz crystal is 5.5 cm tall. The quartz crystals rest on a matrix that is essentially solid grossular garnet microcrystals. This superb specimen, for the combination species, was collected near the Blue River, 180 km from Dal'negorsk, Russia in 2001.