Grossular on Diopside
Mt Belvidere Quarry (Eden Mills) VAG, Lowell and Eden, Orleans and Lamo
3.6 x 2.9 x 2.1 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
Some of the world's best red Grossular has come from the classic quarries of Eden Mills. Now very hard to find in any quality, this is an attractive small specimen in excellent condition with lustrous, gemmy red brown crystals. The grass green matrix of crystallized Diopside makes a fine contrast for the Garnets and this really displays well. This could also be trimmed to make a fine competitive thumbnail if desired.