11.2" Blood Red Almandine Garnets 42 Crystals To 2" On Matrix Austria For Sale


11.2

This item has been shown 0 times.

Buy Now

11.2" Blood Red Almandine Garnets 42 Crystals To 2" On Matrix Austria For Sale:
$1,500


Untitled Document

....

11.2" blood Red ALMANDINE GARNETS
42 Crystals to 2" on Matrix - Austria
for sale


$1,500.00


Size:
11.2" x 9.2" x 4.7"


Shipping weight:
16.8 pounds


Condition:
Excellent
Learn what this means

Ships within
24 hours!


Free U.S. Shipping
Free insurance for
international orders

What do we do to ensure color accuracy in
our photos?
What we do


How do we pack specimens for
safe shipment?
How we do it

Recommended stand:
A suitable display stand comes free with this specimen

Click here to see all of our display stands



42 dark red almandine garnets stand out against a silvery mica schist on this superb specimen from the Gaisberg Glacier in Austria. The garnets are quite large, up to 2" in diameter, and are sharply-formed dodecahedrons, with a resinous luster and great color. The schist around the garnets has been carefully removed to expose them fully, and they are plentiful and undamaged on this fine piece.

Click on the photos for enlarged view

All of our specimens come with a custom label with accurate locality information



Outstanding 11.2" museum sized specimen



Sharp dodecahedral crystals



Deep blood red color



Great setting on silvery mica schist



Museum size and quality

Click arrow to see a video of this fine mineral specimen


Locality
Information about crystals/mineral specimens from this location


Here's a superb specimen of ALMANDINE GARNET crystals set in silver-gray SCHIST, from the Gaisberg Glacier, Obergurgl, Ötz Valley, North Tyrol, Tyrol, Austria. I acquired this excellent crystal at the Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines Show this year from an Austrian dealer who was set up in one of the cute Medieval Faire tents. This was the largest and finest specimen he had, and he advised me that the site is now played out, so there will be no more new material forthcoming.


Mineralogy
Facts about gems, rocks and minerals


Almandine is the most common of the garnets and is usually the garnet found in garnet schists (a type of metamorphic rock composed mostly of mica). Precious transparent crystals are frequently used as gemstones along with its close cousin, Pyrope. Almandine, like other garnets, forms rounded crystals with 12 rhombic or 24 trapezoidal faces or combinations of these and some other forms. This crystal habit is classic for the garnet minerals. Almandine is the iron aluminum garnet. Magnesium can substitute for the iron and become more like pyrope, the magnesium aluminum garnet. Pure almandine and pure pyrope are rare in nature and most specimens are a percentage of the two. The change in density from almandine (4.3) to pyrope (3.6) is the only good test to determine a specimens likely identity.


Metaphysics
Information about crystal, gem and mineral metaphysics and healing


People interested in metaphysics and crystal healing tell us that almandine garnet is especially useful for inspiring contemplation and balancing the time allotted for solitude. It represents profound love, stimulates physical vitality, and provides for energizing and opening the path between the base and crown chakras. To allows one to access and integrate truth. It helps to initiate charitable actions , and provides for connection with the higher intellect. It has been used in the treatment of heart disorders, and for treating diseases of the liver and pancreas.


Our guarantee


Buy more,
save more

"crystal-digger"
finds a keeper!



Click here
for information about payment,
shipping, invoicing, how to contact us,
and more


Every specimen comes with our label, giving the full mineral name plus accurate locality information


About Treasure Mountain Mining

Fine Mineral Specimens for sale

Fine crystals for sale

Metaphysical crystals for sale


We are an award-winning, internationally known internet mineral dealer with an impeccable reputation for high quality mineral specimens, fast, friendly service, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all sales. Our mission is to bring joy into the lives of our mineral collecting customers by helping them build high-quality collections of gemstones, crystals, minerals and rocks. To do this, we offer a wide variety of the finest crystals including loose gemstones for sale, large crystal clusters for sale, pyrite nuggets for sale, aquamarine gemstones for sale, and quartz crystals for sale. You can come to us to buy clear quartz crystals, black tourmaline rough, phantom quartz crystals, raw amethyst crystals, amethyst quartz crystal geodes, gemstones for jewelry, and mineral specimens and crystals. Not only are we the best place to buy gemstones, we also provide gem and mineral information, facts about rocks and minerals, we help our customers identify rocks and minerals, and we report on the major rock and mineral shows. Also, you can read about us on Bob's Rock Shop, Mindat, and many other fine websites.


11.2" Blood Red Almandine Garnets 42 Crystals To 2" On Matrix Austria For Sale:
$1,500

Buy Now



Natural Heulandite Minerals Specimens India #my385 picture
Natural Heulandite Minerals Specimens India #my385


Superb Goldy Calcite With Apophyllite Minerals Specimens India #my2180 picture
Superb Goldy Calcite With Apophyllite Minerals Specimens India #my2180


Amazing Etcehed Quartz  From Nothren Area Of Pakistan picture
Amazing Etcehed Quartz From Nothren Area Of Pakistan


Amazing  Quartz  From Nothren Area Of Pakistan picture
Amazing Quartz From Nothren Area Of Pakistan


Stunning Green Apophyllite With Stilbite Heulandite Minerals Specimens #dm5085 picture
Stunning Green Apophyllite With Stilbite Heulandite Minerals Specimens #dm5085


Stunning Stilbite Coated Brown Chalcedony Minerals Specimens India #my2242 picture
Stunning Stilbite Coated Brown Chalcedony Minerals Specimens India #my2242