Grossular Garnet
Lowell Quarry, Eden Mills, Vermont, USA
Small Cabinet, 8.0 x 5.0 x 2.5 cm
Ex. Robert Whitmore
The Whitmore collection was especially well-known for his superb suite of Eden Mills minerals, the product of decades of self-collecting at this remote locality near the Canadian border. Many pieces from his suite were featured in the American Treasures case in Tucson 2008, on exhibit. This is a sparkling and relatively large plate, that was prominent in that exhibition for this locality case. Additionally, THIS SPECIMEN ALSO WAS ONE OF THE FEW FROM EACH LOCALITY CASE, THAT MADE THE BOOK (American Mineral Treasures), and is prominently illustrated in that seminal text. Self-collected by Bob in the late 1970s, this remained one of his best specimens. The richness and quality of the garnets overall are hard to surpass.