Hessonite Garnets from the Jeffrey Mine

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Description

These hessonite garnets are from the Jeffrey Mine (John Mansfield Mine), Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Quebec, Canada. This was an chrysotile asbestos mine until asbestos was identified as a health hazard. It is now inactive. One hundred and ten other minerals have been identified at the mine including hessonite which is a variety of grossular garnet. It can be found in a variety of colors depending on trace elements in the crystal lattice. This piece consists of a crystalline garnet  matrix that is topped with a layer of gem hessonite crystals.They have a pinkish hue are transparent and have a glass luster. This piece measures approximately 2 1/8 x 1 1/8 x 7/8 inches or 52 x 28 x 22 mm.

Additional information

Weight7 oz