Dims: 2.4" x 1.8" x 1.1"(6.1 x 4.6 x 2.8 cm)
Wt: 2.18 oz.(62.2 g)
Wrangell, Alaska, U.S.A.
This little hand specimen consists of a small base of gray mica schist from which erupts a single Almandine garnet. It is a deep violet-red in color, has a vitreous luster, and is translucent, with small patches of transparence allowing one to see the many internal fractures within. The crystal measures approx. 0.8"(2.0 cm) in diameter and occurs in a variation of the dodecahedron in which all edges are truncated by thin secondary faces. It is an appropriate gift for a young rockhound or a collector that doesn't have much room for specimens.