Granatenkogel Mt. (north slope), Gaisberg valley, Obergurgl, Gurgler valley, Otz valley, North Tyrol, Tyrol, Austria
Cabinet, 9.9 x 8.9 x 8.1 cm
A huge garnet out of the Wein Collection, which was heavy on interesting and sometimes rare Alpine specimens of all sorts. This whopper 5-cm garnet sits smack in the middle of a carefully-trimmed schist matrix. It has a couple of little corner contacts, which are pretty insignificant in the context of an Alpine garnet crystal of this size!