Garnet Var. Demantoid
Belqeys Mountain, near Takab, West Azerbaijan
Miniature, 5.5 x 3.7 x 2.5 cm
Several sharp crystals perched on matrix, to 1 cm in size, make this a choice miniature from the find. From new finds in a remote part of Iran in late 2013, these premiered at the Tucson show of 2014.