Dims: 1.5 x 0.9 x 0.9" (3.9 x 2.4 x 2.4 cm)
Wt: 0.7 oz. (20 g)
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
This thumbnail piece consists of a crumbly, gray base rock that is coated with a crust of intergrown Grossular garnets. These garnets are generally in excellent condition and range in diameter from less than 0.1" (3 mm) to nearly 0.3" (7 mm). All have dodecahedral form and show fine patterning that parallels each edge. Their color ranges from a very pale to a moderate cinnamon-brown color and their luster is vitreous. All are transparent and moderately to very clear. The specimen is affixed to a small acrylic base.