Ex. Dr. Gary Hansen specimen and not shown since the early 1980s. Grossular Garnet with Diopside (classic material) (ex Chet Lemanski Collection) Belvidere Mountain Quarries, Lowell & Eden, Orleans & Lamoille Counties, Vermont 5.9 x 4.0 x 3.2 cm Start Time: 10/15/2020 8:45:00 pm (CDT) End Time: 10/22/2020 7:05:00 pm (CDT) Auction Closed Winning Bid: $191 Winning Bidder: tubman Collection Domenico Preite photo Matteo Chinellato, © Chinellato Matteo - Chinellatophoto.com. This garnet was discovered in the 1960s in the Tsavo area of Kenya, from which the gem takes its name. garnets, forms rounded crystals with 12 rhombic or 24 trapezoidal faces or combinations of these and some other forms. A trivial edge bruise and very minor periphery contacting is certainly not detracting. The Vermont State Gem, the Grossular garnet, Ca3Al2(SiO4)3, is technically a mineral - a silicate, which is colored brown due to the presence of iron. Best in stereo (child photo). ). Why Would You Use Grossular Garnet? This is the largest, most translucent grossular I have seen from the classic locality. One of the most aesthetic I have seen of these. 5.5 x 4.0 x 2.7 cm. The mine known as Eden Mills quarry is located on Belvidere Mountain, situated between Lowell and Eden, Vermont and was mined for asbestos starting in the early 1900s and closed in 1993. Very translucent, no damage. Ex. The crystals reach 6 mm. The largest crystal stands proud of the other making the crystal's clarity easily visible. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Superb Grossular Garnets with Diopside, Eden Mills, Vermont at the best online prices at eBay! We tried to photograph this old Mexican specimen twice to capture the luster, but to no avail. Grossular garnet from the Belvidere Mine at Eden Mills is thought to be the finest specimen of its kind anywhere. Brian Kosnar Collection. Grossular Garnet Properties. Overall size of mineral specimen: 8x8x6 mm. All rights reserved. This grossular crystal is olive-brown, with high luster. This jewel-like specimen has super luster, intense deep color, and good aesthetics. Gene Meieran Collection. 55509: Grossular Garnet from Belvidere Mountain Quarries, Lowell (commonly called Eden Mills), Orleans County, Vermont. Ex. The Vermont State Gem, the Grossular garnet, Ca3Al2(SiO4)3, is technically a mineral - a silicate, which is colored brown due to the presence of Allan Young specimen and photo. Associated with diopside. Grossular garnets range from reddish brown to … This is crystallized all around and without damage. the Jeffrey Mine and others are mostly grossular with a chromium-induced tint, "chrome grossular". As shown the xl is ~ 3½ mm wide. 7.3 x 4.8 x 2.4 cm. gemcrystals@aol.com, © 2006 Joseph A. Freilich, LLC. iron. This is because of its light color that looks very similar to the color of berries. Joe Budd photos. Vermont's Legislature designated the grossular Garnet as it's official state gem in 1991. Vasco Trancoso collection and photo. It is complete except for one corner, where there was probably a contact. Ex. Other shades include cinnamon brown, red, … Ref: The Mineralogical Record. All rights reserved. 50 State Guide - eReferenceDesk Reference and Information on the 50 US States of America. Very nice orange-dark Grossular crystal of at 13 mm. Ex. 506. Ex. 2.5 x 1.8 x 1.7 cm. A shockingly aesthetic specimen that can be a miniature or, with slight trim, a thumbnail to die for! Wendell E. Wilson SOLD. Green crystals to 2 mm on diopside. Jeffrey Mine, Val-des-Sources, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec, Canada, 3.98 mm well formed Grossular crystal. skin conditions, protecting against poisons, and if placed under the pillow, garnet would protect one from bad dreams. Equipment: Nikon D-100 digital camera on a homemade microscope. 35: 123-135. Collection Domenico Preite, Image is 10mm wide. Collection Domenico Preite. 506. This piece features a stark, isolated, 1.3 cm crystal with top color and glassiness. The crystal has very good luster as well. Size: 11 X 7 X 3,5cm with pink/redish crystals up to 1cm. This specimen from the famous Eden Mills area in Vermont is a mixture of honey-colored grossular and pale green tremolite crystals. Ex. Bellecombe, Châtillon, Aosta Valley, Italy, Nicest 3.27 mm Hessonite crystal. Pure Grossular is colorless; the wide range of colors in this Garnet is caused by various impurities. in the 13th century when garnet was used in rituals. Ex. 1.6 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm. P. Cristofono specimen and photo, field-collected 1997. Acquired in 2007. Overall size of mineral specimen: 22x14x12 mm. Overall size of mineral specimen: 5x4x3.5 cm. Photo Enrico Bonacina All Rights Reserved, Joppa Hill, Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, USA. Canon 20D + Canon 100mm macro, © Chinellato Matteo - Natural History Museum Milan, Italy. Crystal-Odyssey specimen. Photo & collection: D. Schläfli. Official State Gem of Vermont. No damage. The garnet is a textbook dodecahedron and has striking points of orange fire. An absolutely perfect, lustrous, textbook grossular garnet of 2 cm, beautifully exposed on the matrix, of the creamy color characteristic for this locality. ? Here is a huge for locality 5.5cm by 3.5cm grossular cluster from the historic Belvidere quarry. There are many interesting beliefs and mystic stories recorded about garnets. The large crystal is really gemmy and bright, and is among the largest crystals for this location in terms of breadth - rarely do you get them this size (did, rather). These crystals measure over 2 cm across, and the 3 largest are complete and undamaged all around. It was suspose to repel insects and some five hundred years ago, people believed that it would 6.5 x 4.4 x 3.4 cm. Rare grossular garnet druzy cabochon. 6 x 4 x 1.5 cm. A cluster of very 6.9 x 5.4 x 4.9 cm. Grossular Garnet ID: CC12068 A single rootbeer gemmy crystal of Grossular Garnet measuring to 1.3cm sits neatly atop a crystalline pale green Diopside from Eden Mills quarries area in Vermont, USA. 221 (Adj. I collected this micromount in the quarry during a New York Mineralogical Club field trip led by Dr. Fred Pough, summer 1965. The glassy lustre and rich color here are top-notch! A nice combination thumbnail from Eden Mills and the Robert Whitmore Collection. The law designating the rossular garnet as the official Vermont state gem is found in the Vermont Statutes Online, Title 1, Chapter 11, Section Gemmy and lustrous, reddish brown grossular garnet crystals to 8 mm with distinctive, frosted edges with a large, crude pseudomoph of an epidote crystal. The mine known as Eden Mills quarry is located on Belvidere Mountain, situated between Lowell and Eden, Vermont and was mined for asbestos starting in the early 1900s and closed in 1993. 2.5 x 1.9 x 1.5cm. 35: 123-135; The Mineralogical Record, 10(2),pp:69-80. The garnet is very bright and gemmy and measures 1/4 inches. These already-rare bright green Jeffrey Mine grossulars have virtually DISAPPEARED since the closing of the mine. Grossular Garnet The official state gemstone of Vermont is the Grossular garnet, which is found throughout the state. Mar 31, 2019 - Online Mineral Museum Photographic Archive No. 1.0 x 1/2 x 3/4 inches. This specimen consists of two intergrown, intense red grossular crystals on green diopside crystals. It is extremely symmetric as ... 6.7 x 4.4 x 1.0 cm. The diopside is beautifully terminated. A large, gorgeous and gemmy orange grossular garnet trapezohedron from the famous and now-closed Jeffrey Mine in Quebec, Canada. The orange variety is the most common and specimens of orange grossular crusts are prized by many collectors. Free shipping for many products! This crystal is the upper half of a crystal that is incomplete because it contacted matrix. An excellent thumbnail specimen from this classic locality! Grossular garnet from the Belvidere Mine at Eden Mills is thought to be the finest specimen of its kind anywhere. Several gem/gemmy lustrous, red-orange, dodecahedral Grossular crystals up to 8 mm nicely scattered on lustrous, gray-green diopside crystal matrix. Garnets were supposed to hold healing properties, relieving Clement Mason collection. 1.7 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm, 3.6 g Grossular is the most varicolored of the Garnet s. The term Garnet describes a group name for several closely related minerals that form important gemstones, and Grossular is an individual member mineral of the Garnet group. These crystals are very complex, including parallel growths and stacking of elongated crystals. © 2005 by Dominik Schläfli. 1.8 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm. 6.5 x 3.9 x 3.5 cm, Big, fat, lustrous garnets, to 2.3 cm across, with a fine pale tan-olive color. The Grossular garnet which is found in the state and is the officially designated state gemstone and are some of the best quality of this type of garnet found in the world. 5 mm grossular crystal. Belvidere Mountain Quarries, Lowell & Eden, Orleans & Lamoille Cos., Vermont, USA. Size of individual crystals: 5-10 mm. Single crystal of orange grossular garnet (variety essonite or hessonite) with complex crystal growth patterns on the faces. The Whitmore collection was especially well-known for his superb suite of Eden Mills minerals. We P. Cristofono specimen and photo. 4.7 x 4.6 x 2.6cm. A small specimen, yes, but it is a very rare example (no longer available of course) of the little intense green, gemmy grossulars occasionally discovered at the Jeffrey 1.9 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm. 2.5 x 1.3 x 1.0 cm. You have seen these garnets before, but almost all are rather opaque and pink. All State Gems & Gemstones Grossular garnet. Garnet var. Classic combination material from this very ... 5.0 x 4.2 x 3.8 cm. You may have seen some of these grossular leaking out of Mexico, but is is VERY unusual to find them this fine and large, and well-exposed on matrix! Grossular is often dark in color, but it also forms the lightest colored forms of Garnet, and can even be white or colorless. Ref: The Mineralogical Record. The crystals reach 9 mm. ), ? © 2007 by Dominik Schläfli. 9.5 x 9 x 3 cm. 506. However, unlike other garnets, they’re rarely red or dark. History & Lore:The name Garnet comes from the Latin word … Dave Stoudt Mexico Collection. Grossular, Diopside, Belvidere Mountain Quarries (Vermont Asbestos Group mine; VAG mine; Ruberoid Asbestos mine; Eden Mills quarries), Lowell & Eden, Orleans & Lamoille Cos., Vermont, USA, thumbnail, 1.6 x 1.4 x 0.9 cm, A classic and fine Eden Mills thumbnail from the Dick Jones Collection., For sale from The Arkenstone, www.iRocks.com. Size of individual crystals: 19 mm. Normally garnets were exchanged Ex. Superb pair of intergrown Garnets sitting on a bed of dipside crystals. (Added 1991, No. Photo Matteo Chinellato Overall size of mineral specimen: 25x18x15 mm. The color..... $60.00 Add to Cart. Size of individual crystals: 6-10 mm. The state gem shall be the grossular garnet. Grossular garnet is a fusion of calcium and aluminum, often with a fair percentage of iron included in the mix. Field of view is 17 mm. Frank Hess collection. is probably the most colorful of the garnets. Eden Mills, Vermont. Al Sebela collection. It is so transparent that you can see right through to the ... Raspberry grossular in matrix, 6cm wide, ex Jerry Poirier collection. Field collected ca. Grossular Garnet (19 complex crystals) from Belvidere Mountain Quarries, Lowell (commonly called Eden Mills), Orleans County, Vermont Ex. 5.9 x 3.4 x 2.6 cm. Vermont State Gemstone or Gem Grossular garnet Ca3Al2(SiO4)3 Adopted in 1991. This mine is closed and specimens of this calibre are simply unobtainable, and have been for some time. Medium orange crystals of grossular garnet up to 1 cm on matrix. Size of individual crystals: 12 mm. Buy Hessonite Garnet healing stones chosen for beauty & power. 1.6 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm. The green garnets from the Thetford Mines in Quebec, Canada are now considered by many to be uvarovite, or at least a grossular-uvarovite hybrid, whereas ), Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Municipality, Coahuila, Mexico. Beginning in the 1950s miners found Grossular garnets and vesuvianites. Grossular is the calcium aluminum garnet and forms in contact or regional metamorphic enviroments as does andradite the calcium Grossular Garnet. Photograph by Edward Rosenzweig. Grossular, the Vermont State Gem, is found at Belvidere Mountain along with 40 or more other rock-forming minerals. Very rarely, they are a deep red, and actually rather gemmy - like this one! Sharp, textbook crystals of this intense raspberry-colored garnet measure to 2 cm across on this cabinet piece. Ex Lloyd Tate collection. This locality is now closed so buy 'em while you can! This specimen has super luster, intense deep color, and good aesthetics . Overall size of mineral specimen: 19x16x12 mm. Grossular is found in contact metamorphosed limestones with vesuvianite, diopside, wollastonite and wernerite. Now and then, you will find a little specimen with tiny crystals, but not sizeable crystals such as this (to .45 mm), with the TOP glowing green color and gemminess! Grossular is a calcium-aluminium species of the garnet group of minerals. Ex. GROSSULAR EDEN MILLS, VERMONT +++ $450.00 + $22.05 shipping . 1, eff. A fine miniature! It is believed that these garnets form from the metamorphism of impure siliceous limestones. Grossularite (or grossular) garnet is a calcium-aluminum garnet. Ed David and Marty Zinn collections. There really is no event in the Mineral World year exactly like the Rochester Mineralogical Symposium. This is a flashy grossular garnet specimen with sharp crystals lining a vug in the matrix. This is a nice, large crystal for the locality. Find colleges, newspapers, radios and tv stations, traffic reports, and K-12 resources: facts, geographies, histories, timelines, and state symbols: animals, birds, flags, flowers, insects, seals, trees, and more as well as links to social, demographic, and economic statistics on the 50 states. Grossular Garnet is a calcium aluminum silicate. From Bedford. Transparent, lustrous crystal of orange grossular garnet. P. Cristofono specimen and photo. Garnet provides unparalleled 24/7 non-emergency ambulance transport and testing services to healthcare institutions and facilities throughout Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and New York. An exceptionally high-quality thumbnail representative for this find. from a miner\'s lunch box in 1999 beautiful thumbnail group measuring 3 x 2 cm. Single crystal of transparent orange grossular garnet 12 mm across with several 1 mm grossular crystals on the surface. between friends to ensure that they would meet again and to symbolize their affection. Ex Lloyd Tate collection. This salmon-pink garnet is just hard to believe for its size and the textbook perfection of its form. The name grossular is derived from the botanical name for the gooseberry, grossularia. MOB coll. The two main crystals look like faceted gemstones with such beautiful glassy burgundy luster. From Bedford. (See MinRec V10 #2, The Jeffrey Mine, Grice and Williams.) crystal: 2.5 x 2.3 x .70 cm, complex red crystal of grossular var.hessonite up to 2.7 mm Henry Minot photo & collection. The grossular crystals are lustrous, translucent, and have surface striations (growth patterns). 3.9 x 3.2 x 2.8 cm. The crystals are of very good quality; no damage. 7 mm red grossular crystal with green diopside. Although not as famous as Almandine and Pyrope, Grossular has some important gem varieties. It is fist-sized! Size of individual crystals: 8 mm. This specimen from the now-closed Jeffrey Asbestos quarry features a nearly 1-inch, 2-cm garnet in the middle of smaller crystals. 11.0 x 7.0 x 4.3 cm. Self-collected by Bob Whitmore in the late 1970s. These crystals have a sharp form, saturated color, and are wonderfully isolated on matrix. The name 'grossular' is derived from the botanical name for the gooseberry, 'grossularia'. It was adopted in 1991. Overall size of mineral specimen: 18x15x10 mm. A LARGE, beautifully gemmy and lustrous, sherry-colored grossular garnet crystal with a bit of included matrix from the famous and now closed Jeffrey Mine in Quebec. A beautiful, gemmy, reddish-orange grossular garnet is aesthetically perched on lustrous, parallel-growth diopside blades. Lustrous single grossular garnet crystal. 1 V.S.A. Eden Mills garnets rate high in the pantheon of garnets, and this specimen … Photo Chinellato Matteo Collection Natural History Museum of Milan, Italy. A superb thumbnail specimen for this species with cinnamon colored glassy lustrous transparent gemmy grossular crystals measuring 1.2 cm in size set on a 2.8 x 2.3 x 1.7 cm matrix. This xl has a distinctly “aqua” hue. Wholesale Flat 5 pieces GROSSULAR GARNET Crystals Coyote Front CA @$12 for sale. 6 mm crystal. Perfect for healers and spiritual seekers. Grossular garnet, the State Gem, is technically a mineral -- a silicate, which is colored brown due to the presence of iron. Garnet The grossular garnet, which technically speaking is a silicate mineral, is reddish-brown in color because of the existence of iron. Grossular Garnet, Belvidere Quarry, Eden Mills, Vermont. Overall size of mineral specimen: 12x11x7 mm. iron garnet. Grossular garnets come in almost every color, even colorless, except blue. $70.00 + $3.85 shipping . Bob considered this among the most important pieces he found in 40 years of collecting at this locality. This crystal habit is classic This is an old and rare style, for the locality, quite different from the generally matte finish crystals you usually see from here in a variety of browns and orange colors (and, from one large find of the past, in pink). P. Cristofono specimen and photo. Showy cinnamon colored glassy lustrous gemmy crystals of grossular to 1.0 cm in size are forming a flattish 4.7 x 3.5 x 0.6 cm cluster without matrix. Its colors range from pale to dark yellow, orange, gold, red, and green. 42214: Grossular Garnet and Diopside from Belvidere Mountain Quarries, Lowell (commonly called Eden Mills), Orleans County, Vermont. P. Cristofono specimen and photo. Compositing software CombineZP. State gem A nice combination thumbnail from Eden Mills and the Robert Whitmore Collection. Title 1: General Provisions Less than 1% by weight of chromium oxide can lend the green color to the core of grossular crystals from Asbestos, Quebec. Add to Wish List. Grossular has many color possibilities and As hard as it is to find one of these now, it will only get harder. Akhtaragda River mouth, Vilyui River Basin, Mirninsky District, Sakha Republic, Russia. The largest garnet measures 3/8 inch across a face. Garnet may even protect one from thieves. But more than that, the crystal is complete all the way around (matrix contact only on the very back, giving it a fine ... Specimen courtesy of KayGeeDee Minerals, Ottawa. Gerard van der Veldt collection and photo. Free shipping . 5.7 x 3.5 x 3.4 cm. The large crystals are very clean, with minimal damage. 2.5 mm crystal from Bedford. Add to Compare. Sess. The pictures don't seem to do this one justice! Suffice it to say that it IS QUITE lustrous, in addition to its many other merits – the most obvious being its prodigious size! The name grossular is derived from the botanical name for the gooseberry, grossularia, in reference to the green garnet of this composition that is found in Siberia. A highly sought after variety of gem garnet is the fine green Grossular garnet from Kenya and Tanzania called tsavorite. Magical properties were assigned Grossular on Diopside. Several other crystals are situated on the rear of the specimen. Gemmy orange-red grossular garnet crystals on diopside. Chapter 11: FLAG, INSIGNIA, SEAL, ETC. Specimen courtesy of Kaygeedee Minerals, Ottawa. It sits on colorless diopside encrusted with smaller grossular xls. Ex. No damage. Ex. A 3-cm-across, sharp, textbook crystal of wine-red garnet sits here on a well trimmed matrix. for the garnet minerals. Gene Meieran Collection. You can see some euhedral contacts where little grossularites grew against it. Ken Hollmann Collection. An extremely fine example of this attractive combination of grossular and diopside. Grossular (also known as grossularite), like other Robert Whitmore Collection. Pronunciation: GROSS•you•lar GAR•net (accent on capitalized syllable). Size of individual crystals: 5-10 mm. TN LIGHT GREEN GARNETS ON DIOPSIDE, LOWELL MINE, EDEN MILLS, VERMONT. 5.8 x 4.9 x 3.7 cm. sometimes used as a gem. We purchased the rough from a collector This is a detail photo of a 1 cm hessonite crystal on matrix. (P. Cristofono specimen & photo. This crystal has several excellent faces with nice striations. Grossular garnet from the Belvidere Mine at Eden Mills is thought to be the finest specimen of its kind anywhere.----- from Office of the Secretary of State, Vermont Legislative Directory and State Manual, You do not normally see such large xls in this condition. Sharp, translucent, vibrant “raspberry” color dodecahedron of Grossular measuring 1.5 cm which is associated with a few smaller dodecahedra on matrix. A sharp, red dodecahedron, 1.0 cm across, on matrix. $15.00. Often light … Gemstone:Grossular Garnet Birthstone Month:Garnet is the gemstone for the month of January. Grossular on Pyrite w/ VesuvianiteBelvidere Mountain Quarries (Vermont Asbestos Group Mine), Eden & Lowell, VermontThis piece, although little, is absolutely amazing. In person, the crystals are also much more gemmy and internally ... A superb loose floater grouping of crystallized grossular, mostly gemmy and transparent, of very good color. Zodiac:Garnet is associated with the zodiac sign Aquarius. 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