3.6" Hessonite Garnets in Calcite - Harts Ranges, Australia

 
This is a 3.6" wide specimen that's covered in red-orange hessonite garnets, collected from the Harts Ranges within the Northern Territory of Australia. Hessonite garnets are a variety of grossular garnet. The largest garnet on this specimen is .68" long.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

Garnets are nesosilicates having the general formula X3Y2(SiO4)3. There are many species of garnet which include pyrope, almandine, spessartine, uvarovite, andradite and grossular (varieties of which are hessonite, cinnamon-stone and tsavorite). Garnets are found in a wide variety of colors including red, orange, yellow, green, purple, brown, blue, black, pink, and colorless, with reddish shades being the most common.





FOR SALE
$495
DETAILS
SPECIES
Garnet var. Grossular (Hessonite)
LOCATION
Harts Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
SIZE
3.6 x 1.7", Largest garnet .68" wide
CATEGORY
ITEM
#130667