Grossular Garnet With Quartz
Vesper Peak, Sultan Basin, Snohomish Co., Washington, USA
Cabinet, 12.2 x 9.0 x 6.0 cm

Vesper Peak was a legendary locality that was difficult to reach, and difficult to collect. Few large specimens ever came out, and this was self-collected by Karl Faddis (we got his collection in 2011). Karl Faddis was a local legend himself and built a superb collection of self-collected Washington and Northwest regional material. This piece, from his collection, is a whole pocket of brilliantly lustrous, gemmy garnets perched on quartz. Although there is some peripheral damage, the core display area is mostly intact and this is an important locality specimen. Joe Budd Photos.