Dims: 2.9 x 2.0 x 1.0" (7.4 x 5.1 x 2.5 cm)
Wt: 5.33 oz. (151.1 g)
Green Fire Claim, San Benito County, California, U.S.A.
This small hand specimen consists of at least 35 minute Demantoid crystals that rest on the dark green/brown host rock. These crystals are very small, not exceeding 0.1" (3 mm) in diameter, but are in excellent condition, showing no visible damage. They all have excellent dodecahedral form- their edges are very well-defined and their faces are clean, possessing a pearly luster. Their color is a pale, almost grass-green with a noticeable olive tinge, and all are cloudy and translucent. The host rock on which they rest looks suspiciously like serpentine, and even shows evidence of a compact, fibrous nature in some areas.