Dims: 2.2 x 2.2 x 1.2" (5.5 x 5.5 x 3.1 cm)
Wt: 3.2 oz. (91 g)
Black Lake Mine, Thetford, Quebec, Canada
A few small clusters of intersecting Demantoid garnets rest on the serpentine base of this hand specimen. The largest of the crystals measure nearly 0.4" (1.0 cm) in diameter, and are in excellent condition. However, other crystals on the piece are badly broken and mostly incomplete. Those that are intact show excellent, if incomplete, isometric dodecahedral form. All have a yellow-green color and a vitreous luster, and are transparent and moderately clear. They rest on a bed of what appears to be drusy quartz which partly covers the base rock.