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Almandine Garnet Specimen


Code: almm185
Natural color purplish-red garnet crystal weighing 557.5 carats
Garnet Crystal Dimensions: 1.75" x 1.5" x 1.3"
Mined at Piaui, Brazil
Price: $18.95
This naturally etched dark reddish-purple almandine garnet crystal (also known as almandite) has rounded dodecahedral form that was considerably modified due to its formation within a biotite mica schist host rock. It is translucent to semi-transparent.

Almandine Garnet Specimen


Code: almm186
Natural color purplish-red garnet crystal weighing 910 carats
Garnet Crystal Dimensions: 1.9" x 1.75" x 1.5"
Mined at Piaui, Brazil
Price: $26.95
This naturally etched dark reddish-purple almandine garnet crystal (also known as almandite) has rounded dodecahedral form that was considerably modified due to its formation within a biotite mica schist host rock. It is translucent to semi-transparent.

Almandine Garnet Crystal Specimen


Code: almm188
Natural color purplish-red garnet crystal weighing 1282 carats
Garnet Crystal Dimensions: 2.2" x 2" x 1.8"
Mined at Piaui, Brazil
Price: $38.95
This naturally etched dark reddish-purple almandine garnet crystal (also known as almandite) has rounded dodecahedral form that was considerably modified due to its formation within a biotite mica schist host rock. It is translucent to semi-transparent.

Large Almandine Garnet Crystal


Code: almm187
Natural color purplish-red garnet crystal weighing 2150 carats
Garnet Crystal Dimensions: 2.7" x 2.4" x 2.2"
Mined at Piaui, Brazil
Price: $82.50
This naturally etched dark reddish-purple almandine garnet crystal (also known as almandite) has rounded dodecahedral form that was considerably modified due to its formation within a biotite mica schist host rock. It is translucent to semi-transparent. See also an opposite side view of this large almandine garnet crystal.

Almandine Garnets in Matrix


Code: almm194
Garnet Crystal Dimensions: 4.4" x 2.5" x 1.6"
Mined at Itabira, Brazil
Price: $44.50
This natural mineral specimen of sillimanite-biotite schist matrix has several one inch reddish-purple almandine garnets (also known as almandite garnet). The sillimanite is chatoyant with blade-like form.

Almandine Garnet in Biotite Schist Matrix


Code: almm195
Natural red garnet in matrix specimen weighing 1.2 lbs
Garnet Crystal Dimensions: 4.2" x 2.7" x 2.1"
Mined at Itabira, Brazil
Price: $51.50
This natural mineral specimen has biotite schist matrix with a very large reddish-purple almandine garnet (also known as almandite garnet). See also an opposite side view of this natural decorator specimen of garnet in biotite schist matrix.

Almandine Garnet with Biotite Sillimanite Matrix


Code: almm200
Natural red garnet in matrix specimen weighing 1.1 lbs
Garnet Crystal Dimensions: 4.3" x 2.9" x 1.9"
Mined at Itabira, Brazil
Price: $51.50
This natural mineral specimen has some biotite-sillimanite matrix with a few large reddish-purple almandine garnets (also known as almandite garnet). See also an opposite side view of this natural decorator specimen of almandine garnet in matrix.

Almandine Garnet with Iolite in Biotite-Sillimanite Schist


Code: almm196
Natural garnet in matrix specimen weighing 1.2 lbs
Size: 3.8" x 3.2" x 2"
Mined at Itabira, Brazil
Price: $51.50
This natural mineral specimen has sillimanite-biotite schist matrix with a very large reddish-purple almandine garnet (also known as almandite) with some blue iolite. The matrix consists mostly of long radiating formations of blade-like chatoyant sillimanite with a small amount of biotite.

Almandine Garnet in Biotite-Sillimanite Schist Matrix


Code: almm199
Natural garnet in matrix specimen weighing 2.4 lbs
Size: 5.7" x 4.3" x 2.4"
Mined at Itabira, Brazil
Price: $68.50
This natural mineral specimen has sillimanite-biotite schist matrix with large reddish-purple almandine garnets (also known as almandite) and a small amount of blue iolite. The matrix consists mostly of long radiating formations of blade-like chatoyant sillimanite with some biotite mica. See also an opposite side view of this natural decorator specimen of garnet in sillimanite-biotite schist matrix.

Almandine Garnets in Biotite-Sillimanite Schist


Code: almm152
Natural garnet in matrix specimen weighing 4.0 lbs
Size: 5.6" x 4.7" x 3.5"
(142 x 119 x 90mm)
Mined at Itabira, Brazil
Price: $94.50
This decorator specimen of sillimanite-biotite schist matrix has reddish-purple almandine garnet (also known as almandite) with a small amount of blue iolite as well. The matrix consists predominantly of chatoyant sillimanite with long blade-like form.

Almandine Garnet Crystals


Code: almm197
Natural garnet crystal specimen weighs 467.5 carats
Garnet Specimen Dimensions: 1.7" x 1.6" x 1.3"
Mined at Itabira, Brazil
Price: $34.95
This natural mineral specimen is two intergrown reddish-purple almandine garnet crystals (also known as almandite). There is a small amount of biotite schist matrix attached. These naturally terminated dark reddish-purple almandine garnet crystals have rounded dodecahedral form that was slightly modified due to their formation within a biotite mica schist host rock.

Almandine Garnet Crystals


Code: almm198
Natural garnet crystal specimen weighs 618.5 carats
Garnet Specimen Dimensions: 1.7" x 1.6" x 1.3"
Mined at Itabira, Brazil
Price: $41.95
This natural mineral specimen is three intergrown reddish-purple almandine garnet crystals (also known as almandite). There is a small amount of biotite schist matrix attached. These naturally terminated dark reddish-purple almandine garnet crystals have rounded dodecahedral form that was slightly modified due to their formation within a biotite mica schist host rock.

Almandine Garnet Crystal Specimen


Code: almm191
Natural garnet crystal weighs 491.5 carats
Garnet Crystal Dimensions: 1.8" x 1.4" x 1.2"
Mined at Itabira, Brazil
Price: $26.95
This natural mineral specimen is a reddish-purple almandine garnet crystal (also known as almandite). There is a small amount of biotite schist matrix attached. This naturally terminated dark reddish-purple almandine garnet crystal is slightly abraded and has rounded dodecahedral form that was considerably modified due to its formation within a sillimanite-biotite mica schist host rock.

Almandine Garnet Crystal Specimen


Code: almm192
Natural garnet crystal weighs 999 carats!
Garnet Crystal Dimensions: 2.1" x 1.8" x 1.6"
Mined at Itabira, Brazil
Price: $51.50
This natural mineral specimen is a reddish-purple almandine garnet crystal (also known as almandite). There is a small amount of biotite schist matrix attached on the bottom. This naturally terminated dark reddish-purple almandine garnet crystal has rounded dodecahedral form that was slightly modified due to its formation within a sillimanite-biotite mica schist host rock. See also a bottom side view of this natural almandine garnet crystal.

Large Almandine Garnet Crystal


Code: almm193
Natural color purplish-red garnet crystal weighing 1311 carats
Garnet Crystal Dimensions: 2.3" x 2" x 1.9"
Mined at Itabira, Brazil
Price: $82.50
This natural dark reddish-purple almandine garnet crystal (also known as almandite) has rounded dodecahedral form that was slightly modified due to its formation within a biotite mica schist host rock. It is translucent to semi-transparent with small gem-grade areas. There is a small amount of biotite schist attached on some surfaces, and there is a smaller garnet crystal intergrown on one side. See also an additional view of this large almandine garnet crystal.

Almandine Garnet Mineral Specimen


Code: almm190
Natural garnet specimen weighing 0.4 lbs
Size: 2.3" x 1.75" x 1.2"
Mined at Itabira, Brazil
Price: $31.95
This natural mineral specimen is a reddish-purple almandine garnet crystal (also known as almandite) with mostly broken surfaces. There is a small amount of biotite schist matrix attached.

Almandine Garnet with Iolite in Sillimanite


Code: almm189
Natural garnet in matrix specimen weighing 1.2 lbs
Size: 3.8" x 2.7" x 1.2"
Mined at Itabira, Brazil
Price: $41.95
This natural mineral specimen has sillimanite matrix with reddish-purple almandine garnet (also known as almandite) with blue iolite. The matrix consists of long radiating formations of blade-like chatoyant sillimanite.

Almandine Garnet in Biotite-Sillimanite Schist Matrix


Code: almm202
Natural garnet in matrix specimen weighing 2.1 lbs
Size: 6.2" x 5.4" x 1.8"
Mined at Itabira, Brazil
Price: $81.50
This natural mineral specimen has sillimanite-biotite schist matrix with large reddish-purple almandine garnets (also known as almandite). The matrix consists mostly of black biotite with occasional long radiating formations of blade-like chatoyant sillimanite. There is a 1.5 inch garnet exposed on the opposite side as well. See also an opposite side view of this unique garnet in matrix mineral specimen.

Almandine Garnet in Matrix


Code: almm204
Natural garnet in matrix specimen weighing 4.0 lbs
Size: 7.5" x 4" x 3"
Mined at Itabira, Brazil
Price: $112.50
This natural decorator mineral specimen has almandine garnet in a matrix of sillimanite and biotite with a small amount of iolite.

Almandine Garnet with Biotite, Iolite and Sillimanite


Code: almm203
Natural garnet in matrix specimen weighing 4.2 lbs
Size: 9.5" x 4.6" x 1.8"
Mined at Itabira, Brazil
Price: $116.50
This natural mineral specimen has almandine garnets in sillimanite-biotite schist matrix with iolite. There are garnets exposed on the opposite side as well. See also an opposite side view of this unique garnet in matrix mineral specimen.

Large Garnet in Matrix Decorator Specimen


Code: almm205
Natural garnet in biotite-silllimanite schist matrix weighing 15.0 Lbs
Garnet in Matrix Dimensions: 10.7" x 6" x 5.5"
Mined at Itabira, Brazil
Price: $435.00
This large decorator mineral specimen has a matrix composed of black biotite mica intergrown with long radiating formations of blade-like chatoyant sillimanite. There are large reddish-purple almandine garnets (also known as almandite) exposed on its surfaces. The garnets are fractured and they are translucent to semi-transparent with deep red-purple natural color. See an opposite side view of this unique garnet in matrix decorator specimen.

Large Garnet in Matrix Decorator Specimen


Code: almm201
Natural garnet in biotite-silllimanite schist matrix weighing 23.1 Lbs
Garnet in Matrix Dimensions: : 11.3" x 7" x 6.5"
Mined at Itabira, Brazil
Price: $645.00
This large size decorator mineral specimen has a matrix composed of black biotite mica intergrown with long radiating formations of blade-like chatoyant sillimanite. There are over 80 large reddish-purple almandine garnets (also known as almandite) exposed on its surfaces! The garnets are fractured and they are translucent to semi-transparent. See a full view photo of this unique garnet in matrix decorator specimen. See also a back-view photo of this large garnet in matrix decorator mineral specimen.

43.9 pound Garnet in Biotite-Sillimanite Matrix Decorator Specimen


Code: almm155_garnet-mineral-specimen
Natural garnet in matrix mineral specimen weighing 43.9 lbs!
This almandine garnet mineral specimen measures 14" x 11" x 6"
Mined near Itabira, Brazil
Price: $785.00
This large size decorator mineral specimen has a matrix composed of black biotite mica intergrown with long blade-like chatoyant sillimanite. There are several large reddish-purple almandine garnets (also known as almandite) exposed on its surfaces, each garnet measures from 2 inches to 3 inches across! The garnets are fractured and they are translucent to semi-transparent. There is about 30% chatoyant sillimanite intergrown with the biotite mica matrix, and there also is a small amount of blue iolite as well. See a full-view photo of this beautiful garnet in matrix decorator specimen. See also a back-view photo of this large garnet in matrix decorator mineral specimen.
 


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