Hessonite Garnet on Matrix

Brilliant gem crystal of Hessonite Garnet on matrix!

This crystal is not only pristine and gem but it's also quite large at nearly 2 cm in size! What I find most impressive is the way it sits atop the matrix in isolation, with only the smaller crystals as companions. I think this is the most impressive presentation for Jeffrey Mine Garnet specimens. There is no damage and the faces are very sharp and glassy. Light easily passes through the crystal all the way down to the matrix.
From the Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.

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