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English: Almandine
Locality: Granatenkogel Mt. (north slope), Gaisberg valley, Obergurgl, Gurgler valley, Ötz valley, North Tyrol, Tyrol, Austria (Locality at mindat.org)
Size: 19.9 x 13.6 x 10.0 cm.
Sharp, classic crystals of this garnet species in schist, from the classic old European locale which has fascinated collectors and mineralogists for hundreds of years. These crystals are sharp. What is remarkable about this specimen is its overall size and the quality of the isolated crystals, obviously...but even more interesting me is the fact that somebody worked very carefully to excavate the crystals from the overlaying schist without damaging and scratching them up. Most often, these specimens, especially older ones, are polished for the beauty of it, from ignorance, or to hide scratches from excavating the crystals. These crystals, though, have their natural surfaces remaining.
Deutsch: Almandin
Fundort: Granatenkogel Mountain (north slope), Gaisberg valley, Sölden, Gurgler valley, Ötz valley, Nordtirol, Tirol, Österreich (Fundort bei mindat.org)
Größe: 19.9 x 13.6 x 10.0 cm.
Date before March 2010(2010-03)
Source http://www.mindat.org/photo-231198.html


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