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Giant Green Ferrian Grossular Garnet from Mali (6.72 Pounds)

A giant green Ferrian grossular 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.

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