- Garnet (rare locale)
- Garnet Hill, Ely, Robinson District, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA
- Small Cabinet, 8.7 x 4.7 x 3.5 cm
- Ex. Dr. Art Soregaroli
This is an attractive specimen from one of the best known localities in the United States for garnets. This piece features a lovely, sharp, lustrous, very deep red, euhedral almandine sitting on Rhyolite matrix. The crystal has been modified and elongated during growth, and reaches an astonishing 2.2 cm across - rare size for this locale! The presentation face is resplendent, and naturally it is contacted along the back. A classic US Garnet specimen, it is aesthetic and eye-catching.
NOTE: "The garnet from here is almandine and not spessartine, although almost all garnets from this location have been incorrectly labeled spessartine by collectors. Repeated chemical analyses have shown the Fe to Mn ratio is consistently about 2.5 Fe to 1 Mn. See summaries with chemical analyses at Hollabaugh and Purcell (1987); Pabst (1938)" per information on mindat.org