Dims: 1.30x0.74x0.42" (3.31x1.87x1.07cm)
Wt: 0.34oz (9.6g)
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
This grossular garnet specimen has a nice honey color and decent crystalization. They are transparent and have the typical vitreous luster. Many of the crystals have surface pits or missing tips, which I interpret as contact surfaces with other minerals instead of simple damage. There is damage around the edges which reveals as fracture surfaces, and my loupe indicates that the tips and pits mentioned have a different appearance. There are at least three other minerals present, including a layer of biotite mica, some gray rectangular prismatic crystals with a silky surface in places that looks like scapolite or possibly diopside. There is also a green translucent mineral which does not show crystal shapes and I cannot identify.