Grossular Garnet Var. Hessonite
Jeffrey Quarry, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
Thumbnail, 2.0 x 1.4 x 1.0 cm
Ex. Irv Brown
Green cored garnets are most unusual, especially in crystals of this size! This cluster of grossular garnet, from the world's famous garnet and vesuvianite locality in Canada, is characterized by green cores surrounded by transparent, colorless, areas; all of which make up a fine 3-dimensional column of solid garnet specimen. It is complete all around, 360. The large crystal measures .75 cm across. In addition, there is a growth of secondary, gemmy, pink crystals of grossular.