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English: Pyrope
Locality: Eclogite outcrops, Jianggalesayi area, Qiemo (Qerqen; Cherchen) County, Bayin'gholin (Bayingolin; Bayinguoleng) Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang (Xinjiang-Uygur) Autonomous Region, China (Locality at mindat.org)
Size: 9.8 x 9.0 x 8.3 cm.
A giant, wonderfully striated and lustrous pyrope garnet from a most uncommon locale in the Altun Mountains of northwestern China. This huge crystal has deep blood-red color with entrancing areas of cranberry-red gemminess. The cupola or small crystal at the top is a spectacular accent. The crystal is a textbook trapezohedron. This is a huge, rare example of the garnet varietal from a very less well-known locale. Weighs 1469 grams or nearly 3.25 pounds. I have never seen one like it.
Deutsch: Pyrop
Fundort: Eclogite outcrops, Jianggalesayi area, Qiemo (Qerqen; Cherchen) County, Präfektur Bayin'gholin (Bayingolin; Bayinguoleng) Autonomous, Xinjiang, China (Fundort bei mindat.org)
Größe: 9.8 x 9.0 x 8.3 cm.
Date before March 2010(2010-03)
Source http://www.mindat.org/photo-260132.html


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