Dims: 1.4 x 1.2 x 1.1" (3.5 x 3.0 x 2.8 cm)
Wt: 2.46 oz. (69.7 g)
Emerald Creek, Idaho, U.S.A.
This small hand specimen consists of a single Almandine crystal that was sold to us as a Star Garnet. I cannot tell whether or not it exhibits asterism, but it is one of the larger crystals in our present stock. It is in very good condition, showing two areas of light damage, and has excellent dodecahedral form, with secondary faces that truncate the main edges. One spot is warped, though- two depressions occur where the crystal formed adjacent to 2 other crystals. Its red color is so deep that the crystal is essentially opaque, and its luster is dull and greasy. There is no host rock present.