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Raspberry Grossular Garnets in Matrix

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Item: grom124
2.9" x 2.6" x 2.1"
(74mm x 67mm x 53mm)
Sierra de Las Cruces, Mexico
Price: $42.50
Grossular garnets up to 0.6 inches (15mm) in diameter occur on the surface of this specimen. They show dodecahedral form and they have a pink-violet "raspberry" color with slightly resinous to vitreous luster. This specimen was discovered at Sierra de Las Cruces, Mexico. The photo at left was taken under incandescent light.

Raspberry Grossular Garnets in Matrix

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Item: grom128
0.85 Lbs
5.2" x 2.9" x 2.1"
(131mm x 74mm x 54mm)
Sierra de Las Cruces, Mexico
Price: $94.50
Grossular garnets up to 0.5 inches (13mm) in diameter occur on the surface of this specimen. They show dodecahedral form and they have a pink-violet "raspberry" color with slightly resinous to vitreous luster. This specimen was discovered at Sierra de Las Cruces, Mexico. The photo at left was taken under incandescent light. See also a full-view photo.

Olive Green Grossular Garnet

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Item: grom118
7 grams

(18mm x 16mm x 13.5mm)
Wilui River Basin, Yakutia, Russia
Price: $33.00
This olive green garnet specimen has dodecahedral form, how-ever one face has four (4) small inter-grown garnet crystals in it. This specimen is transluscent to opaque and is not of facet grade, (cab grade perhaps).It was found near the Akhtaragda river and is also known as the "Viluite variety" of grossular garnet.

Olive Green Grossular Garnet

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Item: grom119
748 grams

(20mm x 19mm x 16mm)
Wilui River Basin, Yakutia, Russia
Price: $33.00
This olive green garnet specimen has dodecahedral form, how-ever one face is still connected to a grayish white matrix. This specimen is transluscent to opaque and is not of facet grade, (cab grade perhaps).It was found near the Akhtaragda river and is also known as the "Viluite variety" of grossular garnet.

Large Mali Garnet Crystal (grossular garnet)


Item: grom120
0.43 pounds (192.6 grams)
1.8" x 1.7" (4.8 x 4.5 centimeters )
Mali, West Africa
Price: $212.00
This large multi faced Yellowish-brownish Green garnet crystal has a pot marked dark yellow-brown skin. The morphology and faces are very interesting. The photo shows one of the two (2) contact negatives that allow you to peer into the tranluscent to transparent green interior. This Mali garnet crystal is a grossularite/andradite mix. It was mined in Mali, Africa. The semi-transparent and transparent areas with good color could make great carving and cabbing material, posibly some facet areas. This very large crystal makes a great specimen of " Mali Garnet" just as it is.

Large Mali Garnet Specimen (grossular garnet)


Item: grom121
0.4 lb. (178.6 grams)
1.8" x 1.7" (4.8 x 4.5 centimeters )
Mali, West Africa
Price: $178.00
This multi faced Yellowish-brownish Green garnet crystal has a medium yellowish-brownish green skin on the back side and a medium dark yellowish green center. The morphology and faces are very interesting. The photo shows contact areas and negatives covering nearly one half of the specimen. This allows you to peer into the tranluscent to transparent green interior. This garnet crystal is a grossularite/andradite mix. It was mined in Mali, Africa. The semi-transparent and transparent areas with good color could make great carving and cabbing material, posibly some facet areas. This very large partial crystal is a great specimen of " Mali Garnet" just as it is. The green core measures approximately 30 X 30 X 30 mm.

Mali Garnet Crystal (grossular garnet)


Item: grom122
(17.86 grams)
20 x 20 x20mm
Mali, West Africa
Price: $71.44
This multi faced yellowish-brownish Green garnet crystal has a dark brown skin showing two major and two minor negative crystal contacts that allow you to peer into the tranluscent to transparent green interior. This garnet crystal is a grossularite/andradite mix. It was mined in Mali, Africa. The semi-transparent and transparent areas with good color could make great cabbing material, posibly some facet areas, however this very nice crystal is a great "Mali Garnet Specimen" just as it is.
 

Transvaal Jade Sphere (not genuine jade) 2.65 inch diameter

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Item: jads186
2.65" diameter (67mm)
Transvaal, near Pretoria, South Africa
Price: $290.00
This 2.65 inch "Transvaal jade" sphere was sawn and polished from natural grossularite garnet rough that was mined near Pretoria, South Africa. It is a very unusual gem material and has not been easy to obtain. Its color is a light to medium-dark mottled green with splotches of black chromite (100% natural color). The medium dark green becomes nearly translucent and gemmy near the inclusions of black chromite. The entire surface takes a nice polish. This is a rare collectors sphere at an outstanding price.
 

Transvaal Jade Sphere (not genuine jade)

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Item: jads187
2.1" diameter (53mm)
Transvaal, near Pretoria, South Africa
Price: $210.00
This 2.1 inch "Transvaal jade" sphere was sawn and polished from natural grossularite garnet rough that was mined near Pretoria, South Africa. It is a very unusual gem material and has not been easy to obtain. Its color is a light to medium-dark mottled green with splotches of black chromite (100% natural color). The medium dark green becomes nearly translucent and gemmy near the inclusions of black chromite. The entire surface takes a nice polish. This is a rare collectors sphere at an outstanding price.
 


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