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PostPosted: Aug 25, 2016 13:46    Post subject: Favourite Garnets?  

What are your favourite localities for GARNET? My favourites are:

- Sierra de Cruces, Mun. de Sierra Mojada, Coahuila, Mexico (Grossular)
- Nani Hill, Loliondo, Ngorongoro district, Arusha Region, Tanzania (Spessartine)
- Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China (Spessartine)
- Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan (Spessartine)
- Arrondissement Diakon, Commune Diakon, Cercle de Bafoulabé, Kayes Region, Mali (Melanite)
- Antetezambato Demantoid-Topazolite Mine, Antetezambato (Tetezambato), Maherivaratra Commune, Ambanja District, Diana Region (Northern Region), Antsiranana Province, Madagascar (Demantoid)
- Garnet Ledge (Alaska Garnet; Wrangell Garnet), Wrangell, Wrangell Island, Wrangell-Petersburg Borough, Alaska, USA (Almandine)
- Dal'negorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia (Andradite)



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 Mineral: Andradite
 Locality:
Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai, Russia
 Dimensions: Specimen size 15 cm
 Description:
Collection Terra Mineralia, Freiberg (my photo)
 Viewed:  37767 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Grossular
 Locality:
Sierra de las Cruces, Sierra Mojada mining district, Municipio Sierra Mojada, Coahuila (Coahuila de Zaragoza), Mexico
 Dimensions: Specimen size 9 cm
 Description:
Ex my collection
 Viewed:  37691 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Spessartine
 Locality:
Sangulungulu Hill (Nani Hill), Naan village, Loliondo, Ngorongoro District, Arusha Region, Tanzania
 Dimensions: Specimen size 5 cm
 Description:
My collection
 Viewed:  37725 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Spessartine
 Locality:
Shigar Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Dimensions: Specimen size 2,5 cm
 Description:
My collection
 Viewed:  37750 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Andradite (variety melanite)
 Locality:
Arrondissement Diakon, Bafoulabé Circle, Kayes Region, Mali
 Dimensions: Specimen size 10 cm
 Description:
My collection
 Viewed:  37756 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Spessartine, Quartz (variety smoky)
 Locality:
Wushan Spessartine prospects, Tongbei, Yunxiao, Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
 Dimensions: Specimen size 8 cm
 Description:
My collection
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PostPosted: Aug 25, 2016 14:21    Post subject: Re: Favourite Quartz localities?  

Here is one from our Arizona collection.


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 Mineral: Andradite
 Locality:
Stanley Butte area, Stanley Butte, Stanley District, San Carlos Indian Reservation, Graham County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 11 cm tall
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Photo by Jeff Scovil
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PostPosted: Aug 25, 2016 14:25    Post subject: Re: Favourite Garnet localities?  

My favorites are from Tenkawa village in Japan, the rainbow andradites from an old abandoned magnetite mine. The colored layer is not a surface iridescence but rather a few tenths of a millimeter under the surface.

https://www.mindat.org/photo-381654.html

And of course everyone loves the transparent grossulars from Asbestos, Quebec. And the deep green uvarovites from Finland..... and.... the list could easily turn into a book.
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PostPosted: Aug 26, 2016 01:17    Post subject: Re: Favourite Garnet localities?  

alfredo wrote:
And of course everyone loves the transparent grossulars from Asbestos, Quebec. And the deep green uvarovites from Finland..... and.... the list could easily turn into a book.
Then let's write the script for that book ;-) Concerning Asbestos: Right, Jeffrey Mine features great garnet crystals, but I like the gemmy and vivid green demantoids more than the grossulars. However, a great locality :-)

Les ... just one word for that specimen: WOW!!! :-)
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PostPosted: Aug 26, 2016 02:17    Post subject: Re: Favourite Garnet localities?  

Jeffrey and Antetezambato


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 Mineral: Grossular
 Locality:
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec, Canada
 Dimensions: 13.8 x 5.2 x 3.4
 Description:
 Viewed:  37719 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Grossular
 Locality:
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec, Canada
 Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.6 x 4.0 cm
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 Viewed:  37663 Time(s)

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8A08-110 0066 Andradite Antetezambato.jpg
 Mineral: Andradite
 Locality:
Antetezambato outcrop, Antetezambato, Maherivaratra Commune, Ambanja District, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar
 Dimensions: 7.9 x 7.8 x 5.6 cm
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PostPosted: Aug 26, 2016 03:32    Post subject: Re: Favourite Garnets?  

Really nice, Matt!
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I changed the name of the topic from "Favourite Garnet localities" to "Favourite Garnets". So everyone can feel free not only to discuss his/her favourite localities but also which varieties, colours and forms of that mineral group he/she likes the most, e.g. simple of complex crystal forms, gemmy or opaque crystals, lustrous or not, darker or brighter colours etc. ...
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PostPosted: Aug 05, 2017 14:55    Post subject: Re: Favourite Garnets?  

I like very much the Grossulars (hessonite) from Jeffey Mine, the Andradites (demantoid) from Belqeys Mountain, Iran, and the Spessartines from Tongbei, China.


Grossular variety hessonite - Jeffrey Mine_Asbestos_Les Sources RCM_Estrie_Québec_Canada.jpg
 Mineral: Grossular (variety hessonite) with Clinochlore
 Locality:
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec, Canada
 Dimensions: 5.5 × 4.8 × 2 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 1 × 1 cm
 Viewed:  35779 Time(s)

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Grossular variety hessonite - Jeffrey Mine_Asbestos_Les Sources RCM_Estrie_Québec_Canada - detail.jpg
 Mineral: Grossular (variety hessonite)
 Locality:
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec, Canada
 Dimensions: 1 × 1 cm
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Detail
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Grossular variety hessonite - Jeffrey Mine_Asbestos_Les Sources RCM_Estrie_Québec_Canada - detail.jpg



Andradite variety demantoid - Belqeys Mountain_Takab_West Azerbaijan Province_Iran.jpg
 Mineral: Andradite (variety demantoid)
 Locality:
Belqeys Mountain, Takab, West Azerbaijan Province, Iran
 Dimensions: Main crystal size: 1 × 1 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  35933 Time(s)

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Spessartine with Feldspar - Tongbei_Yunxiao_Zhangzhou Prefecture_Fujian Province_China.jpg
 Mineral: Spessartine with Feldspar and Mica
 Locality:
Wushan Spessartine prospects, Tongbei, Yunxiao, Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
 Dimensions: Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.3 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  35740 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 19, 2021 05:14    Post subject: Re: Favourite Garnets?  

Just found a wonderful and quite new portrait about spessartine on Mindat:

https://www.mindat.org/article.php/4119/Spessartine

A lot of "favourite garnets" in this article ;-)
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PostPosted: Nov 10, 2021 10:03    Post subject: Re: Favourite Garnets?  

There's another chapter, this time about grossular:

https://www.mindat.org/article.php/4114/Grossular

Very informative and entertaining!
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PostPosted: Dec 17, 2022 11:20    Post subject: Re: Favourite Garnets?  

I like green garnet a lot.
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PostPosted: Dec 19, 2022 08:23    Post subject: Re: Favourite Garnets?  

Then you will like these two articles a lot:

https://www.mindat.org/article.php/4117/Uvarovite
https://www.mindat.org/article.php/4216/Tsavorite+-+the+vanadian+type

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They are both from this year and I recommend them to anyone who likes garnets!
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