American Mineral Specimen. Deep Wine Red Almandine Garnet Natural Crystal in Rock Matrix
Dimensions (millimeters): 90 x 50 x 30
Dimensions (inches): 3.5 x 2 x 1.2
Origins: mined at the famous Roxbury, Connecticut location, USA in the 1970s from the Cassius Tillman Estate Mineral Collection
Connecticut is one of the finest sources in the world of the almandine garnet. An ancient gem, it was named "garnata" in the 13th century by Albertus Magnus and was known as the "Carbuncle" in its likeness to a small, red hot coal.
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