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Garnet, Grossular, Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec - 003

Garnet Grossular Group, Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec – 003

Garnet Group consists of Andradite-Grossular Series, Grossular-Hibschite Series, Grossular-Katoite Series, Grossular-Uvarovite Series, Pyrope-Grossular Series. Grossular is a calcium-aluminium mineral species of the garnet group with the formula Ca3Al2(SiO4)3. Name is derived from the botanical name for the gooseberry, grossularia. Grossular is found in contact metamorphosed limestones and in contact zones of syenite, granite and gabbro with vesuvianite, diopside, wollastonite as is the case in Jeffrey mine.

Exceptionally large Grossular Garnet crystal Group. Approximate size is 30 x 30 x 18 mm and big Garnet crystal is 18 mm ball.
From famous and now flooded Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.


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Garnet, Grossular, Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec - 003