Dims: 4-1/8" x 2-1/8" x 1-7/8"
Wt: 8.0 oz
Sierra de Cruces, Coahuila, Mexico
This specimen is littered with cloven fragments of pink Grossular garnet crystals on its surface. Actually, the only complete crystals are actually the largest, each measuring between 5/8" and 3/4" in diameter. Each has a bright pink, translucent, dodecahedral shell whose surface shows noticeable damage, especially where edges meet. These shells surround black cores at the center of each crystal. These crystals and the surrounding fragments rest on a brown and white bed of what looks like a decayed pegmatite, but definitely has a high calcium content. Actually, this specimen is perfect for someone who likes to "clean up" rough specimens-- there are likely many more crystals below the surface that could be exposed with judicious applications of an acid solution.