Granatenkogel Mt. (north slope), Gaisberg valley, Obergurgl, Gurgler valley, Otz valley, North Tyrol, Tyrol, Austria
Cabinet, 15.7 x 8.4 x 6.8 cm
Super-sharp, giant garnets beautifully exposed on light grey-green mica schist, from the Austrian Alps. The biggest garnet here measures 4 cm! The crystals are in great shape, with only a couple of natural contacts and no damage. One garnet has grown right on top of another! These garnets are European classics. Most of them are damaged by physical removal of the surrounding schist matrix but this one has been prepped very carefully and the garnets are pristine as can be, unscratched or polished - very unusual!