Giant Green Garnet from Mali (6.72 Pounds)
A giant green garnet, recently acquired.
From the Kayes region, in Mali.
It weighs 6.72 pounds.
Other than the crusty dirt coating, this is 100% green garnet.
From what I can gather from my research, this is a fairly unusual size for a garnet.
The famous Subway Garnet weighs almost 10 pounds.
While its size and shape is better than mine, the Subway garnet is totally opaque; mine is very sparkly, and shows evidence of transparency.