Dims: 1.8 x 1.4 x 1.1" (4.5 x 3.5 x 2.7 cm)
Wt: 1.3 oz. (37 g)
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
This hand specimen consists of white, calcareous base on which rests a cluster of small Grossular garnets. These garnets are in good condition, showing light to moderate damage, and reach diameters of no more than 0.1" (3 mm). All have very good dodecahedral form, given their intergrowth, and show a nearly emerald-green coloration and the standard vitreous luster. They are transparent but only dimly clear due to inclusions and flaws. The base rock is affixed to an acrylic base with a hot glue.