Dims: 1.4x1.0x0.9" (3.5x2.5x2.2 cm)
Wt: 0.59oz. (10.7g)
Sierra del Couces, Sonora, Mexico
This specimen consists of 3 or 4 larger raspberry-colored dodecahedral grossular crystals, along with a dozen or more tiny ones, on an unidentified matrix. The two largest crystals are intergrown, and have good form and appearance. They are somewhat translucent when held up to a bright light. One of the larger crystals is chipped on one edge (showing a conchoidal fracture pattern). Otherwise, there does not appear to be any significant damage - the white spots that appear to be chips are surface appearances of internal flaws, or other crystals in cavities. The largest such cavity contains tiny distinct orange crystals.