Garnet Var. Demantoid
Belqeys Mountain, near Takab, West Azerbaijan
Miniature, 3.2 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm
This is perhaps my own personal favorite piece of the lot here, as it resembles a green disco ball or golfball just suspended in mid-air. The aesthetics on this piece are fantsatic, and it is complete all around. I rate it as the best thumbnail or toenail specimen I obtained. The crystal is a rich, unique vivid green color. From new finds in a remote part of Iran in late 2013, these premiered at the Tucson show of 2014.