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Almandine-Spessartine Garnet on Microcline from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan

 
Almandine-Spessartine Garnet on Microcline from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan

Almandine-Spessartine Garnet on Microcline from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan

Almandine-Spessartine Garnet on Microcline from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan

Almandine-Spessartine Garnet on Microcline from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan

Almandine-Spessartine Garnet on Microcline from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan

Almandine-Spessartine Garnet on Microcline from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan

DESCRIPTION:No. 54001
Mineral:Almandine-Spessartine Garnet on Microcline
Locality:Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
Description:Large translucent dark red-brown trapezohedral garnet crystals up to 20 mm across intergrown with white microcline. Note the unusual finely striated crystal faces. The exact species of garnet is either almandine or spessartine, both occur in the area.
Overall Size:30x22x21 mm
Crystals:0.5-20.0 mm
Status: For reference only
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