Kjopsvik, Tysfjord, Nordland, Norway
Small Cabinet, 6.2 x 4.4 x 1.5 cm
Another garnet from a suite of garnets acquired from the collection of Bill Larson, noted as previously in the Keidel collection. This is a fine, sharp, hard-to-obtain crystal from an old Norwegian locality. The 1.5-cm crystal is actually a very deep maroon color, but looks opaque due to the darkness (this is typical for these). It is isolated on a granitic matrix. There is a smaller crystal growing on the surface of the main crystal.