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Spessartine Garnet in Muscovite from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan

 
Spessartine Garnet in Muscovite from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan

Spessartine Garnet in Muscovite from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan

Spessartine Garnet in Muscovite from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan

DESCRIPTION:No. 61858
Mineral:Spessartine Garnet in Muscovite
Locality:Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
Description:Transparent dark-red trapezohedral spessartine garnet crystal in whitish muscovite mica. The spessartine crystal is exposed front and rear. The crystal faces have microscopic parallel crystallization patterns (natural) that give them a silky luster. From the private thumbnail-sized mineral collection of Frank Melanson; collected in 1998.
Overall Size:31x26x7 mm
Crystals:9 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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