Large Cabinet, 19.0 x 15.0 x 10.5 cm
Sinerechenskoe skarn occurrence (Sinerechenskoye; Sineretschenskoye; Sinerechenskiy Mine; Blue River), Kavalerovo Mining District, Dal'negorsk (Dalnegorsk; Tetyukhe; Tjetjuche; Tet
A whopper garnet specimen COVERED with big, sharp, lustrous crystals - with an incredibly sculptural and 3-dimensional form rather than being a boring flat plate. It stands up perfectly on the bottom contact. There are HUNDREDS of crystals here, measuring to an impressive 2.5 cm across, with a pretty coffee color, with a hint of green, a bit reminiscent of certain sphalerites; the luster is superb, so their faces really flash. Old material once common in the early 90s, now hard to obtain.