Wrangell Island, Wrangell-Petersburg Borough, Alaska, USA
Large Cabinet, 31.6 x 16.8 x 5.8 cm
A huge, large cabinet specimen showcasing the fine, sharp, gemmy, wine-red almandine garnets from Wrangell, Alaska, in this case still embedded in biotite schist matrix - isolated, large and very dramatic. These are old classics and few big specimens turn up today on the market. Sometimes these are found and sold as floater crystals, other times still in the matrix. The largest crystal here measures 3.0 cm across; there are a total of 10 crystals here and all are undamaged. Ex. Philadelphia Academy Collection with old label circa early 1900s. Weighs 9.7 pounds or 4.4 kilograms.