Dims:3.4x2.8x0.7" (8.6x7.1x1.8 cm)
Wt: 5.4oz. (153g)
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, S. Africa
This is one of the best cabinet-sized specimens of pyrope garnet that I have ever seen. A rich crust of dodecahedral crystals covers this specimen. These crystals grow to 0.1" (0.3cm) in size, and, when held up to a bright light and examined with a loupe, are faintly translucent. The back of the specimen is also covered with pyrope crystals, although these are very tiny. Good crystals of pyrope are very difficult to find, and this is a wonderful specimen.