Grossular/ Clinopyroxene York River Skarn Zone, near Bancroft, Ontario, Canada. Collected by Michael Walter 1999. This site is closed to collecting (now a provincial park) but once produced some fabulous garnets, especially in the late 1990's for a brief time. They are nothing short of fantastic. Bright orange/ red garnets in combination with dark green clinopyroxene (likely diopside). The luster is the best you can find and they make superior specimens. The garnets are transparent and translucent with internal fractures and the diopsides are opaque. This one is a 3 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm single crystal with minor diopside attachments. Good condition all around. Nice luster. Deep red color, not the normal brownish tints, and exceptional translucence to transparency in areas. This is very large and exceptional in all respects for a garnet from this now closed location. $125

Grossular and Diopside

SKU: GD-0296