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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 64980
Mineral:Almandine-Spessartine Garnet on Microcline
Locality:Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
Description:Two transparent red garnet crystals on white microcline. Both spessartine and almandine garnets occur here and testing is required to determine exact species. The garnet crystals are dodecahedral form and have parallel etched patterns on the edges.
Overall Size:20x14x14 mm
Crystals:2.0-2.5 mm
Status: For reference only
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