Garnet #3 (Grossular) Thumbnail Specimen (Brazil)
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*This is a very small miniature, known as a thumbnail specimen. Please examine scale photo and consider dimensions carefully.* Thumbnail specimens are mounted in small display boxes known as perky boxes, and contain locality information. They are designed so that they are ready for display, or may be unmounted for any use including jewelry supply. An ideal and efficient tiny treasure, for any collection!
Mineral Name: Garnet, green (Grossular)
Dimensions: .67” x .59” (17mm x 15mm)
Characteristics of this specimen: A deep olive green color, with raw edges and apparent geometric shape. Large and unpolished.
Grossular garnet are part of the garnet group. Garnet varieties include almandine, pyrope, spessartine, grossular, uvarovite, and andradite. Garnets form in the cubic, or isometric, system--they form geometric shapes.
Care Notes: Garnets display a range of chemical properties, and hardness varies between 6.5-7.5. They are relatively hard and resistant to breakage.
Healing Keywords: Garnet is most often associated with grounding and physical health and vitality. Grossular garnet is especially associated with wealth and prosperity.
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