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 small floater thumbnail specimen is a single crystals that measures 1.7 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm and shows better transparency and color than is commonly seen in this material. A small chip otherwise in excellent condition. $70

Grossular and Diopside

SKU: GD-0297