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Garnet Crystals and Garnet Mineral Specimens
(all varieties)

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Almandine Garnet Specimen


Item: almm168
Natural color purplish-red garnet crystal weighing 287.2 carats
Garnet Crystal Dimensions: 1.3" x 1.2" x 1.1"
Mined at Piaui, Brazil
Price: $14.95
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 sillimanite-biotite mica schist host rock. It is translucent to semi-transparent.

Almandine Garnet Specimen


Item: almm169
Natural color purplish-red garnet crystal weighing 657.8 carats
Garnet Crystal Dimensions: 1.7" x 1.5" x 1.5"
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 sillimanite-biotite mica schist host rock. It is translucent to semi-transparent.

Almandine Garnet Specimen


Item: almm170
Natural color purplish-red garnet crystal weighing 1372.6 carats
Garnet Crystal Dimensions: 2.4" x 2.2" 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 sillimanite-biotite mica schist host rock. It is translucent to semi-transparent.

Almandine Garnets in Biotite Schist


Item: almm157_garnet-mineral-specimen
This garnet in matrix specimen weighs 0.3 lbs
Almandine Garnet Specimen Dimensions: 2.2" x 1.5" x 1.4"
(57 x 39 x 35mm)
Mined at Itabira, Brazil
Price: $21.95
This natural almandine garnet mineral specimen has biotite schist matrix with reddish-purple almandine garnets (also known as almandite) exposed on its surfaces. Some of the garnets show partial terminations with rounded dodecahedral form that was modified due to their formation within a biotite mica schist host rock. The garnets are translucent to semi-transparent.

Almandine Garnets in Biotite Schist


Item: almm177_garnet-mineral-specimen
This garnet in matrix specimen weighs 1.2 lbs
Almandine Garnet Specimen Dimensions: 4.3" x 3" x 2"
Mined at Itabira, Brazil
Price: $68.95
This natural garnet in matrix mineral specimen has biotite schist matrix with several reddish-purple almandine garnets (also known as almandite) exposed on its surfaces. Some of the garnets show partial terminations with rounded dodecahedral form that was modified due to their formation within a biotite mica schist host rock. The garnets are translucent to semi-transparent.

Almandine Garnets in Biotite-Sillimanite Matrix


Item: almm167
Natural red garnet in matrix specimen weighing 1.3 lbs
Garnet in Matrix Dimensions: : 4.5" x 2.6" x 1.7"
Mined at Itabira, Brazil
Price: $46.95
This natural mineral specimen has large reddish-purple almandine garnets with chatoyant sillimanite sprays and black biotite along with a small amount of quartz.

Large Almandine Garnet with Biotite Schist


Item: almm162_garnet-mineral-specimen
Natural garnet in matrix mineral specimen weighing 2.1 lbs
This almandine garnet mineral specimen measures 4.0" x 3.6" x 2.7"
(101 x 91 x 68mm)
Mined at Itabira, Brazil
Price: $54.50
This biotite schist matrix specimen has a single large almandine garnet (also known as almandite). This large garnet weighs over one pound and measures over 3 inches across! It has rich reddish-purple natural color. The garnet is translucent to semi-transparent. It is partially covered with biotite mica.

Almandine Garnets in Biotite-Sillimanite-Quartz Matrix


Item: almm173
Natural color garnet in matrix specimen weighing 3.4 lbs
Garnet in Matrix Specimen Size: 6.4" x 4.2" x 2.9"
Mined at Itabira, Brazil
Price: $74.50
This natural decorator mineral specimen of sillimanite-biotite-quartz matrix has reddish-purple almandine garnet (also known as almandite garnet). The sillimanite is chatoyant with blade-like form.

Almandine Garnets in Biotite-Sillimanite Schist


Item: 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: $81.25
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.

Garnets in Matrix


Item: almm174
Natural color garnet in matrix specimen weighing 4.2 lbs
Garnet in Matrix Specimen Size: 6.5" x 4" x 3.6"
Mined at Itabira, Brazil
Price: $84.50
This unique decorator mineral specimen has a matrix of chatoyant blade-like sillimanite and black biotite with a small amount of quartz along with reddish-purple almandine garnets (also known as almandite garnet).

Garnet in Matrix Decorator Specimen


Item: almm164
Natural garnet in biotite-silllimanite schist matrix weighing 11.1 Lbs
Garnet in Matrix Dimensions: : 7.5" x 6.5" x 4.5"
Mined at Itabira, Brazil
Price: $168.25
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 several 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 also a back-view photo of this large garnet in matrix decorator mineral specimen.

Large Almandine Garnet Crystal


Item: almm171
Natural color garnet crystal weighing 4550 carats (2.0 Lbs)
Almandine Garnet Crystal Size: 3.3" x 31" x 2.7"
Mined in India
Price: $234.25
This dark reddish-purple almandine garnet crystal (also known as almandite garnet) was found in India. This large garnet crystal is translucent and shows good dodecahedral form with some naturally abraded areas and terminations in good overall condition. See also an opposite side view of this large almandine garnet crystal.

12040 carat Almandine Garnet Crystal


Item: almm172
Natural color garnet crystal weighing 12040 carats (5.3 Lbs)
Almandine Garnet Crystal Dimensions: 4.7" x 4.2" x 4.2"
Mined in India
Price: $382.25
This dark reddish-purple almandine garnet crystal (also known as almandite garnet) was found in India. This large size garnet crystal is translucent and shows fairly good dodecahedral form with some naturally abraded areas and terminations in mostly good condition. See a side view of this large almandine garnet crystal. See also another side view of this large almandine garnet crystal.

43.9 pound Garnet in Biotite-Sillimanite Matrix Decorator Specimen


Item: 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: $544.00
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. The photo at left was taken under daylight, see also a back-view photo of this large garnet in matrix decorator mineral specimen.

Andradite Garnet Specimen

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Item: andm107
1.85" x 1.7" x 1.25"
(4.8cm x 4.3cm x 3.2cm)
Sineretchenskiy Mine, Russia
Price: $18.50
This entire specimen is pure andradite garnet, with terminated crystals formed on top of a massive granular matrix. The andradite crystals range in size up to 0.7" in diameter. They show a combination of both dodecahedral and trapezohedral forms, with the smaller trapezohedral faces beveling the edges of the larger rhombic dodecahedral faces. The luster is slightly resinous, and the color is a dark greenish-brown. This specimen was discovered at the Sineretchenskiy Mine near Kavalerovo, Russia.

Andradite Garnet Specimen

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Item: andm108
2.3" x 2" x 1"
(6cm x 5.1cm x 2.6cm)
Sineretchenskiy Mine, Russia
Price: $28.50
This entire specimen is pure andradite garnet, with terminated crystals formed on top of a massive granular matrix. The andradite crystals range in size up to 0.75" in diameter. They show a combination of both dodecahedral and trapezohedral forms, with the smaller trapezohedral faces beveling the edges of the larger rhombic dodecahedral faces. The luster is slightly resinous, and the color is a dark greenish-brown. This specimen was discovered at the Sineretchenskiy Mine near Kavalerovo, Russia.

Andradite Garnet Specimen

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Item: andm109
3" x 1.5" x 1.25"
(7.6cm x 3.8cm x 3.2cm)
Sineretchenskiy Mine, Russia
Price: $19.50
This entire specimen is pure andradite garnet, with terminated crystals formed on top of a massive granular matrix. The andradite crystals are semi-transparent and range in size up to 0.6" in diameter. They show trapezohedral faces. The luster is slightly resinous, and the color is a dark orange-brown. This specimen was discovered at the Sineretchenskiy Mine near Kavalerovo, Russia.

Andradite Garnet Specimen

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Item: andm110
3" x 1.5" x 1.25"
(7.6cm x 3.8cm x 3.2cm)
Sineretchenskiy Mine, Russia
Price: $28.50
This entire specimen is composed of andradite garnet, with terminated crystals formed on top of a massive granular matrix. The andradite crystals range in size up to 0.5" in diameter and have rhombic dodecahedral faces. The luster is slightly resinous, and the color is a dark greenish-brown. This specimen was discovered at the Sineretchenskiy Mine near Kavalerovo, Russia.

Andradite Garnet Specimen

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Item: andm111
2.75" x 2.3" x 1.3"
(6.9cm x 6cm x 3.4cm)
Sineretchenskiy Mine, Russia
Price: $36.50
This entire specimen is composed of andradite garnet, with terminated crystals formed on top of a massive granular matrix. The andradite crystals range in size up to 0.6" across. Some of them show a combination of both dodecahedral and trapezohedral forms, with the smaller trapezohedral faces beveling the edges of the larger rhombic dodecahedral faces. The luster is slightly resinous, and the color is a dark greenish-brown. This specimen was discovered at the Sineretchenskiy Mine near Kavalerovo, Russia.

Demantoid Garnet Crystals on Matrix

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Item: demm103
1.9" x 1.33" x 1.25"
(4.8cm x 3.4cm x 3.2cm)
Ural mountains, Russia
Price: $36.50
This matrix specimen has more than 20 demantoid garnet crystals which formed in a thin seam over a dark green matrix. Some of these demantoid garnet crystals have have gem-grade transparency, and the largest measures 2mm in diameter.

Demantoid Garnet Crystals on Matrix

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Item: demm102
2.1" x 1.7" x 1"
(5.2cm x 4.3cm x 2.5cm)
Ural mountains, Russia
Price: $78.50
This matrix specimen has dozens of demantoid garnet crystals which formed in a thin seam over a dark green matrix. The largest of these demantoid garnet crystals has gem-grade transparency and measures 4.5mm in diameter.

7.75 inch Demantoid Garnet Matrix Specimen

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Item: demm104
7.75" x 2.4" x 1"
(20cm x 6.1cm x 2.5cm)
Ural mountains, Russia
Price: $261.50
This 7.75 inch long matrix specimen has hundreds of demantoid garnet crystals which formed in a thin seam on a slabbed piece of dark green matrix. Many of these demantoid garnet crystals are transparent, and the largest crystal measures 5mm in diameter. The photo at left shows a close-up view, see also a full-view photo.

Lustrous Demantoid Garnet Crystals on Matrix


Item: demm105
56.1 carats
1.2" x 0.75" x 0.5"
Antsiranana region, North Madagascar
Price: $220.00
This lustrous matrix specimen has more than a dozen demantoid garnet crystals which formed on a fine crystalin garnet matrix. Some of these demantoid garnet crystals have gem-grade transparency, and the largest measures nearly 9mm in its longest direction. See another view of this natural demantoid specimen. See also another photo.

Lustrous Demantoid Garnet Crystals on Matrix

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Item: demm106
44.1 carats
0.8" x 0.6" x 0.6"
Antsiranana region, North Madagascar
Price: $210.00
This lustrous matrix specimen has more than a dozen demantoid garnet crystals which formed on a fine crystalin garnet matrix. Some of these demantoid garnet crystals have gem-grade transparency, and the largest measures nearly 6mm in its longest direction. See another view of this natural demantoid specimen. See also another photo.

Lustrous Demantoid Garnet Crystals on Matrix

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Item: demm107
37.8 carats
1.0" x 0.6" x 0.6"
Antsiranana region, North Madagascar
Price: $220.00
This lustrous matrix specimen has more than a half dozen demantoid garnet crystals which formed on a fine crystalin garnet matrix. Some of these demantoid garnet crystals have gem-grade transparency, and the largest measures nearly 12mm in its largest direction. See another view of this natural demantoid specimen. See also another photo.

Hessonite Garnet Crystal on Matrix

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Item: hesm101
0.2 Lbs (96 grams)
2.4" x 1.8" x 1.0" (6cm x 4.6cm x 2.5 cm)
Riverside County, California, U.S.A
Price: $10.35
This natural specimen consists of a massive grossular garnet matrix with a 0.25 inch diameter (6.5mm) perfectly terminated hessonite garnet crystal exposed on its upper surface. The deep orange-brown color hessonite crystal has vitreous luster and is transparent with numerous internal inclusions. It shows a combination of both dodecahedral and trapezohedral forms, with trapezohedral faces beveling the edges of the much larger rhombic dodecahedral faces. This specimen stands up naturally in the position shown.

Hessonite Garnet Crystals on Matrix

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Item: hesm102
0.2 Lbs (84 grams)
2.8" x 1.8" x 0.9" (7cm x 4.6cm x 2.3 cm)
Riverside County, California, U.S.A
Price: $15.50
This natural matrix specimen has numerous semi-transparent to transparent hessonite garnet crystals measuring up to 0.25 inches in diameter (6.5mm) with vitreous luster and orange-brown color. These hessonite garnet crystals show a combination of both dodecahedral and trapezohedral forms, with trapezohedral faces beveling the edges of some of the much larger rhombic dodecahedral faces.

Hessonite Garnet Crystals on Matrix

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Item: hesm103
0.66Lbs (299 grams)
4.3" x 3.0" x 1.3"
(11cm x 7.5cm x 3.3 cm)
Riverside County, California, U.S.A
Price: $26.50
This natural matrix specimen has numerous hessonite garnet crystals partially exposed on its front surface. Several of these crystals have individual terminations measuring from 0.5 to 0.7 inches long! These hessonite crystals have resinous luster and very dark orange-brown color. They are highly fractured and are semi-transparent to transparent. This specimen stands up naturally in the position shown.

Spessartite Garnet (naturally etched crystal)

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Item: spem199
Natural spessartite garnet crystal weighing 17.97 carats
Spessartite Garnet Specimen Dimensions: 6" x 0.5" x 0.5"
(16mm x 13mm x 12mm)
Found in Minas Gerais, Brazil
Price: $28.75
This small natural spessartite garnet crystal has some broken surfaces and some naturally etched terminations. The color is a fine deep orange-red. It is semi-transparent to transparent with small gem-grade areas. This spessartite garnet specimen was discovered in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The photo at left shows light reflecting off some of the natural etchings. See also a photo of this naturally etched spessartite crystal held near a light.

Spessartite Garnet (naturally etched crystal)


Item: spem198
Natural spessartite garnet crystal weighing 39.55 carats
Spessartite Garnet Specimen Dimensions: 1" x 0.6" x 0.5"
(25mm x 17mm x 12mm)
Found in Minas Gerais, Brazil
Price: $63.28
This natural spessartite garnet crystal has some broken surfaces with about 50% naturally etched surface areas. The color is a fine deep orange-red. It is semi-transparent to transparent with small gem-grade areas. This spessartite garnet specimen was discovered in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The photo at left shows light reflecting off some of the natural etchings. See also a photo of this naturally etched spessartite crystal specimen held near a light to show the color and transparency.

Spessartite Garnet (naturally etched crystal)


Item: spem201
Natural spessartite garnet crystal weighing 77.7 carats
Spessartite Garnet Specimen Dimensions: 1.2" x 0.9" x 0.6"
(31mm x 23mm x 16mm)
Found in Minas Gerais, Brazil
Price: $124.32
This natural spessartite garnet crystal has some broken ares with about 80% naturally etched surfaces. The color is a fine deep orange-red. It is semi-transparent to transparent with small gem-grade areas inside. This spessartite garnet specimen was discovered in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The photo at left shows light reflecting off some of the natural etchings. See also a photo of this naturally etched red spessartite crystal specimen held near a light.

Red Spessartite Garnet Specimen


Item: spem200
Natural spessartite garnet crystal weighing 94.6 carats
Spessartite Garnet Specimen Dimensions: 1.1" x 0.8" x 0.7"
(29mm x 20mm x 18mm)
Found in Minas Gerais, Brazil
Price: $151.36
This natural spessartite garnet specimen has mostly broken surfaces with some naturally etched surface areas. The color is a deep red. It is semi-transparent to transparent with small gem-grade areas. This spessartite garnet specimen was discovered in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The photo at left shows light reflecting off some of the natural etchings. See also a photo of this naturally red spessartite rough specimen held near a light to show the color and transparency.

Orange-Red Spessartite Garnet Etched Crystal


Item: spem203
Natural spessartite garnet crystal weighing 304.1 carats
Spessartite Garnet Crystal Dimensions: 1.7" x 1.5" x 1.3"
(44mm x 37mm x 33mm)
Found in Minas Gerais, Brazil
Price: $912.30
This natural spessartite garnet crystal has naturally etched surfaces onmore than 90% of its surface areas. These naturally etched terminations are in very good overall condition with some abraded areas. The color is a fine deep orange red. It is semi-transparent to transparent with some large gem-grade areas inside. This spessartite garnet gem-grade crystal was discovered in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The photo at left shows light reflecting off the natural etchings. There is a small amount of quartz on some surfaces as shown. See another view of this gem grade etched spessartite garnet crystal. See also a side view of this fine collector quality naturally etched spessartite garnet crystal.

Red Spessartite Etched Crystal, 422.75 carats!


Item: spem205
Natural spessartite garnet crystal weighing 422.75 carats
Spessartite Garnet Crystal Dimensions: 2" x 1.6" x 1"
(51mm x 41mm x 25mm)
Found in Minas Gerais, Brazil
Price: $1268.25
This cine quality natural spessartite garnet crystal has naturally etched surfaces on more than 95% of its surface areas. These naturally etched terminations are in very good overall condition with some minor abrasions. The color is a deep red. It is semi-transparent to transparent with some large gem-grade areas inside. This spessartite garnet gem-grade crystal was discovered in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The photo at left shows light reflecting off the natural etchings. There is a small amount of quartz on some surfaces. See another view of this naturally etched red spessartite garnet crystal. See also an opposite side view of this fine collector quality naturally etched spessartite garnet crystal.

2.5 inch Smoky Quartz Crystal with Spessartites


Item: spem202
Smoky Quartz Crystal Measurements: 2.5" x 0.8" x 0.7"
Fujian Province, China
Price: $72.50
The lower part of this naturally terminated smoky quartz crystal specimen is encrusted with orange spessartite garnet crystals. Most of the spessartite garnet crystals are transparent, and they have good brilliance with terminations in excellent condition. The quartz crystal is semi-transparent to transparent with dull to vitreous luster and terminations in very good condition.

Smoky Quartz Crystal with Spessartites


Item: spem204
Smoky Quartz Crystal Measurements: 2.9" x 1.2" x 1"
Fujian Province, China
Price: $114.50
The lower part of this naturally terminated smoky quartz crystal specimen is encrusted with orange spessartite garnet crystals. Most of the spessartite garnet crystals are transparent, and they have good brilliance with terminations in excellent condition. The quartz crystal is semi-transparent to transparent with dull to vitreous luster and terminations in very good condition. See another view of this smoky quartz crystal with spessartite crystals.

1.25 pound Spessartites on Quartz and Feldspar


Item: spem119
1.25 Lbs
5.6" x 5.0" x 2.9"
(14.2cm x 12.8cm x 7.4cm)
Fujian Province, China
Price: $162.50
This specimen has dozens of orange spessartite garnet crystals attached on its upper surface. The spessartite garnet crystals are transparent with small gem-grade areas, and they have good brilliance with terminations in very good condition. This specimen was base-sawn to remove excess matrix. The quartz crystals are semi-transparent to transparent with dull luster. The largest quartz crystal has perfect terminations and some of the smaller quartz crystals show damage. The photo at left shows a close-up view, see also a full-view photo.

Loliondo Spessartite Garnet (Spessartine Garnet)


Item: spem185
53.0 grams ( 265 carats)
1.4" x 1.1" x 1.1"
(36mm x 28mm x 27mm)
mined near Loliondo, Tanzania (near Kenya border)
Price: $132.50
This orange spessartite garnet crystal is naturally terminated with most surfaces in good condition and a few broken areas. This spessartite garnet crystal has rich deep orange natural color, and it is semi-transparent with some tiny gem-grade transparent areas (see a close-up photo). This rare spessartite garnet specimen was discovered near the town of Loliondo, Tanzania close to the Serengeti National Park. See also another full-view photo.

Orange Spessartite Garnet Crystal, 314.6 grams


Item: spem189
314.6 grams (1573 carats!)
2.8" x 2.5" x 1.7"
(70mm x 63mm x 43mm)
Loliondo, Tanzania (near Kenya border)
Price: $519.09
The upper surfaces of this orange spessartite garnet crystal are in very good overall condition. This natural spessartite garnet specimen has very rich orange color with gem-grade areas inside (see a close-up photo). This rare spessartite garnet specimen was attached to matrix on its bottom surface. It was discovered near the town of Loliondo, Tanzania close to the Serengeti National Park. See also another full-view photo.

Loliondo Spessartite Garnet (aka Spessartine)


Item: spem165
10.8grams ( 54.1 carats)
19.8mm x 19.3mm x 13.9mm
Loliondo, Tanzania (near Kenya border)
Price: $595.00
This rare spessartite garnet crystal is complete with all faces and terminations. Most surfaces are in fairly good condition. A few faces were not completely formed and a couple are very slightly abraded. This natural color spessartite garnet crystal is a beautiful mandarin orange color, and it is mostly translucent with many small gem-grade transparent areas. This rare spessartite garnet specimen was discovered near the town of Loliondo, Tanzania close to the Serengeti National Park. The photo at left is a close-up photo of this natural spessartite garnet specimen as shown in a combination of light including being slightly back-lit see also a full-view photo. see also another full-view photo.

2.4 pound Mandarin Spessartite Garnet Crystal


Item: spem191
1110 grams ( 2.4 Lbs! )
4" x 3.2" x 3.1"
(102mm x 82mm x 78mm)
mined near Loliondo, Tanzania (near Kenya border)
Price: $1443.00
This huge mandarin orange spessartite garnet crystal is naturally terminated on all surfaces with most surfaces in very good condition and a few abraded areas. This spessartite garnet specimen has mandarin orange color with some dark brown manganese oxide surface coatings, and it is semi-transparent with some tiny gem-grade areas. There is a small amount of pink-red alurgite mica on the bottom side (see a close-up photo). This rare spessartite garnet specimen was discovered near the town of Loliondo, Tanzania close to the Serengeti National Park. See also another full-view photo.

Loliondo Spessartite Garnet Crystals on Matrix


Item: spem166
142.8 grams ( 714 carats)
50mm x 44mm x 42mm
Loliondo, Tanzania (near Kenya border)
Price: $2848.00
This compound spessartite garnet crystal grouping sits on a small pad of natural mica matrix. It is complete with multiple faces and terminations of various sizes, mostly in fairly good condition. These crystals are a beautiful mandarin orange natural color and are translucent to transparent with many small gem-grade areas. The largest of these natural crystals measures approximately 34mm x 32mm. This rare spessartite garnet specimen was discovered near Loliondo Tanzania close to the Serengeti National Park. The photo at left is a close-up photo of this natural spessartite garnet specimen as shown in a combination of lighting including being slightly back-lit. see also another full-view photo. see also another full-view photo.

Nigerian Spessartite Garnet Facet Grade Specimen


Item: spem168
51.7grams ( 258.5carats)
38mm x 31mm x 22mm
Nigeria
Price: $1137.40
This natural specimen of lapidary grade Nigerian spessartite garnet is a partially terminated crystal. It would provide a very nice good sized gem from its center, and also some nice smaller stones from around the edges. The color is a slightly reddish-brownish orange. It does have some unusual natural crystal faces on one side, but it also is suitable for cutting gemstones. The photo at left is a close-up photo of this natural spessartite garnet as shown in a combination of lighting including being slightly back-lit. see also a full-view photo. see also another full-view photo.

Spessartite Garnet (aka Spessartine)


Item: spem143
157.6 grams ( 788 carats)
2.2" x 1.9" x 1.3"
(56mm x 48mm x 34mm)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Price: $630.40
This natural spessartite garnet crystal has naturally etched terminations on some surfaces. The color is a fine deep red with orange-red hues in some areas. It is semi-transparent to transparent with small gem-grade areas. This spessartite garnet specimen was discovered in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The photo at left shows a full-view photo. See also a photo of this red spessartite crystal specimen held near a light to show the transparency.

Tsavorite Garnet Specimen with Tanzanite

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Item: tsvm130
78.6 carats (15.72 grams)
1.5" x 0.9" x 0.7"
Mined in the Taita Hills of Kenya
Price: $22.50
This natural specimen of green tsavorite grossular garnet was mined near the famous "Scorpion Mine" in the Taita Hills of Kenya. The tsavorite garnet is translucent to semi-transparent with rich green natural color. The tsavorite formed with pale blue-gray opaque tanzanite surrounding matrix.

Tsavorite Garnet Specimen with Tanzanite

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Item: tsvm131
75.5 carats (15.1 grams)
1.1" x 1.0" x 0.7"
Mined in the Taita Hills of Kenya
Price: $31.50
This natural specimen of green tsavorite grossular garnet was mined near the famous "Scorpion Mine" in the Taita Hills of Kenya. The tsavorite garnet is translucent to semi-transparent with very rich green natural color. The tsavorite formed with pale blue-gray opaque tanzanite in the surrounding matrix.

Tsavorite Garnet Specimen with Tanzanite

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Item: tsvm132
104 carats (20.8 grams)
1.3" x 1.2" x 0.6"
Mined in the Taita Hills of Kenya
Price: $34.50
This natural specimen of green tsavorite grossular garnet was mined near the famous "Scorpion Mine" in the Taita Hills of Kenya. The tsavorite garnet is translucent to semi-transparent with very rich green natural color. The tsavorite formed as a nodule within a graphite schist matrix.

108 carat Tsavorite Garnet Specimen

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Item: tsvm133
108 carats (21.6 grams)
1.4" x 1.0" x 0.8"
Mined in the Taita Hills of Kenya
Price: $38.50
This natural specimen of green tsavorite grossular garnet was mined near the famous "Scorpion Mine" in the Taita Hills of Kenya. The tsavorite garnet is semi-transparent with rich green natural color. There is only a small amount of graphite matrix on this tsavorite garnet specimen.

Tsavorite Garnet Specimen with Tanzanite

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Item: tsvm134
110 carats (22.0 grams)
1.1" x 1.1" x 1.0"
Mined in the Taita Hills of Kenya
Price: $38.50
This natural specimen of green tsavorite grossular garnet was mined near the famous "Scorpion Mine" in the Taita Hills of Kenya. The tsavorite garnet is translucent to semi-transparent with rich green natural color. The tsavorite formed within pale blue-gray opaque tanzanite with some graphite.

Tsavorite Garnet Specimen with Tanzanite

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Item: tsvm135
217 carats (43.4 grams)
1.8" x 1.1" x 0.8"
Mined in the Taita Hills of Kenya
Price: $46.50
This natural specimen of green tsavorite grossular garnet was mined near the famous "Scorpion Mine" in the Taita Hills of Kenya. The tsavorite garnet is translucent to semi-transparent with rich green natural color. The tsavorite formed with pale blue-gray opaque tanzanite with some graphite and minor pyrite.

Tsavorite Garnet Specimen with Tanzanite

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Item: tsvm118
499.5 carats (98.9 grams)
2.5" x 2.2" x 1.7"
Mined in the Taita Hills of Kenya
Price: $61.50
This natural specimen of green tsavorite grossular garnet was mined near the famous "Scorpion Mine" in the Taita Hills of Kenya. The tsavorite garnet is translucent to semi-transparent with medium green color. The tsavorite formed within a nodule of pale blue-gray opaque tanzanite that is embedded in matrix. This tsavorite specimen also has some gypsum in the matrix.

Tsavorite Specimen with Tanzanite and Quartz

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Item: tsvm140
280.5 carats (56.1 grams)
2.1" x 1.8" x 1.3"
Mined in the Taita Hills of Kenya
Price: $82.50
This natural specimen of green tsavorite grossular garnet was mined near the famous "Scorpion Mine" in the Taita Hills of Kenya. The tsavorite garnet is translucent to semi-transparent with rich green natural color. The tsavorite formed with a bordering layer of light blue-gray opaque tanzanite surrounded by quartz.

Tsavorite Garnet Specimen

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Item: tsvm136
278 carats (55.6 grams)
1.7" x 1.4" x 0.9"
Mined in the Taita Hills of Kenya
Price: $82.50
This natural specimen of green tsavorite grossular garnet was mined near the famous "Scorpion Mine" in the Taita Hills of Kenya. The tsavorite garnet is translucent to semi-transparent with rich green color. This 278 carat specimen is more than 50% tsavorite!

Tsavorite Garnet Specimen with Tanzanite

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Item: tsvm137
555.5 carats (111.1 grams)
2.6" x 1.7" x 1.1"
Mined in the Taita Hills of Kenya
Price: $94.50
This natural specimen of green tsavorite grossular garnet was mined near the famous "Scorpion Mine" in the Taita Hills of Kenya. The tsavorite garnet is translucent to semi-transparent with rich green natural color. The tsavorite formed within pale blue-gray opaque tanzanite with some surrounding graphite.

Tsavorite Garnet Specimen in Graphite

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Item: tsvm138
513.5 carats (102.7 grams)
2.4" x 1.9" x 1.5"
Mined in the Taita Hills of Kenya
Price: $114.50
This natural specimen of green tsavorite grossular garnet was mined near the famous "Scorpion Mine" in the Taita Hills of Kenya. The tsavorite garnet is semi-transparent with rich green natural color. The tsavorite formed within a graphite matrix with some pale blue-gray opaque tanzanite and a small amount of pyrite. See also a full- view.

Large Tsavorite Garnet in Matrix Specimen


Item: tsvm139
1480.5 carats (296.1 grams)
3.8" x 2.6" x 1.5"
Mined in the Taita Hills of Kenya
Price: $281.25
This natural specimen of green tsavorite grossular garnet was mined near the famous "Scorpion Mine" in the Taita Hills of Kenya. The tsavorite garnet is semi-transparent with rich green natural color. The tsavorite formed with matrix mostly made up of graphite with some calcite and pyrite.

Tsavorite Garnet in Matrix Specimen


Item: tsvm127
967 carats (193.4 grams)
2.6" x 2.1" x 2"
Mined in the Taita Hills of Kenya
Price: $334.25
This natural specimen of green tsavorite grossular garnet was mined near the famous "Scorpion Mine" in the Taita Hills of Kenya. The green tsavorite garnet is semi-transparent and has some terminations. The tsavorite formed within a matrix of quartz and graphite.

Large Tsavorite Garnet Crystal Cluster

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Item: tsvm141
292 carats (58.5 grams)
1.75" x 1.5" x 0.8"
Mined in the Merelani Hills of Tanzania
Price: $438.00
This natural specimen of medium green tsavorite grossular garnet was mined near Arusha, in the Merilani Hills of Tanzania. This specimen is composed of several intergrown large tsavorite garnet crystals with some accessory pyrite, graphite, calcite and a very small amount of violet color tanzanite showing. The tsavorite crystals are mostly translucent and they are naturally terminated on the upper surfaces with abraded areas. See also another photo.

Large Tsavorite Garnet Crystal Cluster


Item: tsvm142
322 carats (64.4 grams)
1.75" x 1.6" x 1.25"
Mined in the Merelani Hills of Tanzania
Price: $467.00
This natural specimen of green tsavorite grossular garnet was mined near Arusha, in the Merilani Hills of Tanzania. This specimen is composed of several intergrown tsavorite garnet crystals with some accessory pyrite, graphite, calcite and a very small amount of violet color tanzanite showing. The tsavorite crystals are mostly translucent and are naturally terminated on the upper surfaces with abraded areas. One intergrown crystal stands out on top of the rest and measures 0.75 inch in its widest portion. See also another See also another photo.

Uvarovite Green Garnet Druze on Matrix

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Item: uvam156
Uvarovite Mineral Specimen Dimensions: 1.3" x 0.7" x 0.6"
(34mm x 17mm x 16mm)
Discovered at the Saranovskiy Mine, Russia
Price: $24.50
This natural specimen of uvarovite garnet druze on matrix was discovered at the Saranovskiy Mine, Russia. The tiny green garnet crystals have intense color and dodecahedral form. They have very brilliant vitreous luster.

Green Uvarovite Garnet Druze on Matrix

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Item: uvam157
Uvarovite Mineral Specimen Dimensions: 1.5" x 1.0" x 0.6"
(37mm x 26mm x 15mm)
Discovered at the Saranovskiy Mine, Russia
Price: $32.50
This natural specimen of uvarovite garnet druze on matrix was discovered at the Saranovskiy Mine, Russia. The tiny green garnet crystals have intense color and dodecahedral form. They have brilliant vitreous luster and measure up to 1mm across.

Uvarovite Green Garnet Druze on Matrix

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Item: uvam158
Uvarovite Mineral Specimen Dimensions: 1.1" x 0.8" x 0.5"
(27mm x 21mm x 13mm)
Found at the Saranovskiy Mine, Russia
Price: $36.50
This natural specimen of uvarovite garnet druze on matrix was discovered at the Saranovskiy Mine, Russia. The tiny green garnet crystals have intense color and dodecahedral form. They have brilliant vitreous luster and are on both the front and back sides of this specimen.

Green Uvarovite Garnet Druze on Matrix

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Item: uvam159
Uvarovite Mineral Specimen Dimensions: 2.2" x 0.8" x 0.7"
(57mm x 20mm x 18mm)
Discovered at the Saranovskiy Mine, Russia
Price: $36.50
This natural specimen of uvarovite garnet druze on matrix was discovered at the Saranovskiy Mine, Russia. The tiny green garnet crystals have intense color and dodecahedral form. They have very brilliant vitreous luster.

Uvarovite Green Garnet Druze on Matrix

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Item: uvam160
Uvarovite Mineral Specimen Dimensions: 1.9" x 1.7" x 0.7"
(47mm x 42mm x 17mm)
Discovered at the Saranovskiy Mine, Russia
Price: $36.50
This natural specimen of uvarovite garnet druze on matrix was discovered at the Saranovskiy Mine, Russia. The tiny green garnet crystals have intense color and dodecahedral form. They have very brilliant vitreous luster and measure up to 1.5mm across.

Green Uvarovite Garnet Druze on Matrix

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Item: uvam161
This natural uvarovite rough specimen weighs 0.25 Lbs
Uvarovite Garnet on Matirx Dimensions: 2.8" x 2.4" x 0.7"
(70mm x 61mm x 17mm)
Discovered at the Saranovskiy Mine, Russia
Price: $82.50
This natural specimen of uvarovite garnet druze on matrix was discovered at the Saranovskiy Mine, Russia. The tiny green garnet crystals have intense color and dodecahedral form. They have very brilliant vitreous luster and measure up to 1.5mm across.

Green Uvarovite Garnet Druze on Matrix

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Item: uvam150
This natural uvarovite rough specimen weighs 0.25 Lbs
Uvarovite Mineral Specimen Dimensions: 3" x 1.5" x 0.9"
(77mm x 37mm x 24mm)
Found at the Saranovskiy Mine, Russia
Price: $94.50
This natural specimen of uvarovite garnet on matrix was discovered at the Saranovskiy Mine, Russia. The garnet crystals have intense green color and dodecahedral form. They measure up to 2.5mm in diameter! See also a full- view.

Green Uvarovite Garnet Druze on Matrix

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Item: uvam162
This natural uvarovite rough specimen weighs 0.6 Lbs
Uvarovite Mineral Specimen Dimensions: 4.1" x 2.4" x 0.9"
(103mm x 62mm x 48mm)
Discovered at the Saranovskiy Mine, Russia
Price: $142.50
This natural specimen of uvarovite garnet druze on matrix was discovered at the Saranovskiy Mine, Russia. The tiny green garnet crystals have intense color and dodecahedral form. They have a brilliant vitreous luster and measure up to 2.5mm in diameter! See also a full-view photo.

Uvarovite Green Garnet Druze on Matrix

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Item: uvam152
This natural uvarovite rough specimen weighs 0.55 Lbs
Uvarovite Mineral Specimen Dimensions: 3.2" x 2.4" x 0.9"
(82mm x 62mm x 23mm)
Found at the Saranovskiy Mine, Russia
Price: $142.50
This natural specimen of uvarovite garnet druze on matrix was discovered at the Saranovskiy Mine, Russia. The tiny green garnet crystals have intense color and dodecahedral form. They have a brilliant vitreous luster and measure up to 2mm in diameter!

Green Uvarovite Garnet Druze on Matrix

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Item: uvam163
This natural uvarovite rough specimen weighs 0.6 Lbs
Uvarovite Mineral Specimen Dimensions: 3.8" x 2.5" x 1.4"
(96mm x 64mm x 35mm)
Discovered at the Saranovskiy Mine, Russia
Price: $164.50
This natural specimen of uvarovite garnet druze on matrix was discovered at the Saranovskiy Mine, Russia. The tiny green garnet crystals have intense color and dodecahedral form. They have a very brilliant vitreous luster and measure up to 1mm across.

Uvarovite Green Garnet Druze on Matrix

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Item: uvam164
This natural uvarovite rough specimen weighs 0.4 Lbs
Uvarovite Garnet on Matrix Specimen Dimensions: 4.1" x 2.3" x 0.6"
(105mm x 58mm x 16mm)
Found at the Saranovskiy Mine, Russia
Price: $164.50
This natural specimen of uvarovite garnet druze on matrix was discovered at the Saranovskiy Mine, Russia. The tiny green garnet crystals have intense color and dodecahedral form. They have a very brilliant vitreous luster and measure up to 2mm across.

Green Uvarovite Garnet Druze on Matrix

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Item: uvam154
This natural uvarovite rough specimen weighs 0.5 Lbs
Uvarovite Garnet Specimen Size: 4.5" x 3" x 0.7"
(115mm x 75mm x 19mm)
Discovered at the Saranovskiy Mine, Russia
Price: $169.50
This natural specimen of uvarovite garnet druze on matrix was discovered at the Saranovskiy Mine, Russia. This specimen was sawn to remove excess matrix. The tiny green garnet crystals have intense color and dodecahedral form. They have brilliant vitreous luster and measure up to 1.5mm in diameter. See also a full-view photo.

Uvarovite Green Garnet Druze on Matrix

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Item: uvam165
This natural uvarovite rough specimen weighs 1.3 Lbs
Uvarovite Garnet Specimen Size: 4.4" x 4.3" x 2.8"
(111mm x 109mm x 70mm)
Discovered at the Saranovskiy Mine, Russia
Price: $131.25
This natural specimen of uvarovite garnet druze on matrix was discovered at the Saranovskiy Mine, Russia. The tiny green garnet crystals have intense color and dodecahedral form. They have very brilliant vitreous luster and measure up to 1mm across. See also a side-view photo and a back-view photo.
 

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