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Grossular Garnet Flintkote Mine Quebec Canada

Grossular Garnet Flintkote Mine Quebec Canada

Always popular Hessonite Variety

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.

 Approximate size is 150 x 150 x 50 mm. Collected in 1990.

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Grossular Garnet Flintkote Mine Quebec Canada