Dims: 1.14x0.76x0.48" (2.91x1.94x1.22cm)
Wt: 0.16oz (4.6g)
Black Lake Mine, Thetford, Quebec, Canada
This specimen display about a hundred tiny green crystals of tsavorite, the green variety of grossular garnet. The crystals are tiny, but have excellent form, deep green color, and they are also transparent but with many internal fractures to mar their clarity. They are embedded in a matrix of diopside crystals which looks massive and porous but a loupe reveals it as intergrown granular and prismatic crystals.