Grossular Garnet With Diopside
Cabinet, 14.3 x 8.2 x 3.7 cm
Crestmore Quarry, Riverside County, California, USA

The Crestmore quarry was one of the favorite collecting sites for Al Ordway and this specimen is a good example of the kind of rare material he put away. It features many lustrous and translucent, cinnamon-colored grossular crystals to 1.5 cm across, associated with a few prismatic, lustrous and slightly translucent, diopside crystals (to 2 cm in length). Obtained by collecting it in 1969, according to the label.

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