Dims: 2.3" x 1.5" x 1.4"(5.8 x 3.8 x 3.6)
Wt: 2.62 oz.(74.3 g)
Green Fire Claim, San Benito County, California, U.S.A.
Though the many crystals on this specimen are not as large as others that we have had available, these earn some distinction because of their higher, vitreous luster and their clarity. The Demantiod crystals don't exceed 3 mm in diameter. They have a yellow-green coloration that is somewhat reminiscent of peridot and are clean and quite transparent. They all incorporate the dodecahedral variation of the cubic form. On the opposite side of the soft, shale host rock is a small cluster of more garnets that are somewhat brown in color.