Almandine Garnets, Ingersoll Mine South Dakota, Lot of 20

$5.00
Almandine Garnets, Ingersoll Mine South Dakota, Lot of 20

Description

These are tiny almandine garnet crystals that were collected from garnet-bearing granites at the Bob Ingersoll mine in Keystone South Dakota. These crystals are tiny (approx. 1-2mm each), but they have a beautiful red color and nice translucency. These would be ideal for accents on jewelry or as a micromount specimen for collectors. Fun fact - in the 1800's, these garnets we so plentiful that they were sometimes used to fill shotgun shells.

Garnets are a semi-precious gemstone with a Moh's hardness of 7.5. This offer is for a lot of 20 crystals.

Refer to the photos. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing a lot of 20 crystals selected from the larger lot shown.