Dims: 3.0 x 1.8 x 1.8" (7.6 x 4.6 x 4.6 cm)
Wt: 5.18 oz. (146.9 g)
Green Fire Claim, San Benito County, California, U.S.A.
This small hand specimen consists of several dozen Demantoid garnets resting in crevices in and on a green serpentine host rock. They are in excellent condition- very few show any actual damage- and range in diameter from 1 mm up to 0.3" (8 mm). All have excellent dodecahedral form, with well-defined edges and clean faces that possess a pearly-to-vitreous luster. They have a uniform, nearly olive-green coloration and are translucent or dimly transparent. They do not really stand out due to their similarity in color to their host rock, but are much shinier, of course.