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Item# GAR0709001
XLSpessartite Garnet Crystal on
Rhyolite Matrix  from Ely, NV
$49.95
"The Garnet Hill rock hound recreation area  in White Pine County is located about 4 miles Northwest of Central Ely in
the Eagan mountain range. The major access road to this area joins US Highway 50 about 6.4 miles West of the traffic
signal at US 395 and US 50 junction in Ely.  The area is locally referred to as Garnet Hill and this nationally known rock
hounding area is famous for its very dark colored garnets found in a flow banded rhyolitic volcanic rock.
Most rock hounds search for garnets at this location in one of two different ways.  The first method involves visually
searching the surface and nearby drainages for the dark colored stones that have weathered from the pink to gray
colored rhyolitic rock. Small garnets which have come loose from the host rock are spread here and there around the
area and their very dark color contrasts strongly with the local rock and soil.  Using this visual hunting method usually
does find some stones, and the finds come with the least amount of work involved.  The garnets collect in small gullies
and drainage areas because they are heavier than the surrounding rock in a manner much like a placer gold deposit.  
The second method is used by other, more energetic rock hounds, who will work to break open the Garnet bearing rock
with hammers and chisels.  These tough workers seek to break open the hard rock and reveal any gems hidden within.  
This is a popular method and the best one for locating the finest specimens of Garnet, where the stones are still
attached to the mother rock.  If one seeks to use this method, it is necessary to bring sharp chisels and heavy crack
hammers to break open the hard unweathered rhyolite stone.  It is also very hard work.
The Garnet usually occurs as single crystals attached within small cavities known as vugs.  The Garnet bearing vugs
seem to occur in specific mineralized zones and areas, and these are confined to certain areas and not randomly
dispersed and even manner through the rhyolitic rock.  When searching for a zones which will contain the Garnet,
perhaps the best clue is the presence of veins are cavities which are lined with sugary, sparkling light gray tridymite, a
high temperature version of Quartz. Collectors have worked this spot for many decades, and broken waste material
and rubble completely covers the ground in some areas, burying any potential Garnet bearing host rocks.  Often, unless
one works within the established pits, a considerable amount of work to move this rubble will be required.
The garnets are deposited in open cavities from the vapor phase, and are mixture of spessartine and almandine
Garnet.  The crystals exhibit sharp terminations and a sparkling luster.  They are dark maroon red to black and average
between one quarter to one half inch in size.  On rare occasions they do occur in sizes up to nearly 1 inch these are
extremely attractive, and make fine specimens.  Normally only one Garnet Crystal occurs in each cavity, but there are
exceptions when two or more garnets are present."

information courtesy of
http://nevada-outback-gems.com/Rockhound/Nevada_garnet_Ely.htm
This is a super nice Spessartite Garnet from Garnet Hill in Ely , Nevada .  The garnet  has super high luster
faces  and is very sharp and well formed .  The crystal is in an exposed drusy lined vug in a matrix of pink
rhyolite.. It weighs 1lb (457g) and measures roughly 3.8 x 2.4 x 2.2 inches ( 97 x 61 x 56 mm) and the Garnet
Crystal measures about 14 x 10 x 6mm
Polishers Laps Saws
This is a very nice Spessartite Garnet from Garnet Hill in Ely , Nevada .  The garnet  has super high luster
faces  and is very sharp and well formed, one face has a natural fracture.  The crystal is in an exposed
drusy lined vug in a matrix of pink rhyolite.. It weighs 1.17lb (530g) and measures roughly 5.3 x 4.6 x 1.2
inches ( 134 x 116 x 30 mm) and the Garnet Crystal measures about 11 x 9 x 6mm
Item# GAR0709002
XLSpessartite Garnet Crystal on
Rhyolite Matrix  from Ely, NV
$46.95
Item# GAR0709003
LG Spessartite Garnet Crystal
on Rhyolite Matrix  from Ely, NV
$42.95
This is a stunning Spessartite Garnet from Garnet Hill in Ely , Nevada .  The garnet  has super high luster
faces  and is very sharp and well formed.  The crystal is in an exposed drusy lined vug in a matrix of pink
rhyolite.. It weighs 0.85lb (384g) and measures roughly 5.5 x 3.2 x 2.5 inches ( 140 x 81 x 64 mm) and the
Garnet Crystal measures about 9 x 9 x 7mm
This is a superb Spessartite Garnet from Garnet Hill in Ely , Nevada .  The garnet  has super high luster
faces  and is very sharp and well formed.  The crystal is in an exposed drusy lined vug in a matrix of pink
rhyolite.. It weighs 0.67lb (305g) and measures roughly 4.2 x 3.3 x 1.7 inches ( 117 x 84 x 43 mm) and the
Garnet Crystal measures about 8 x 6 x 4mm
Item# GAR0709004
LG Spessartite Garnet Crystal
on Rhyolite Matrix  from Ely, NV
$40.95
Item# GAR06100683
Red Giant Garnet from India
$105.00
This Red Giant Garnet is from India.  It is faceted and polished.  The garnet is the birthstone for the month
of January.  Legends have claimed garnets protect travelers from accidents and guided Noah on his ark at
night.  This specimen is best viewed in the sunlight.  It weighs 15.2 oz (430.5g) and measures roughly 2.3 x
2.3 x 2.1 inches ( 6 x 6 x 5.3 cm)
Item# GAR0710408
LG Spessartite Garnet Crystal
on Rhyolite Matrix from Ely, NV
$10.50
This is a collectors Spessartite Garnet from Garnet Hill in Ely , Nevada .  This garnet is not jewelry grade
and has a chip on the left side.  The crystal is in an exposed drusy lined vug in a matrix of pink rhyolite.. It
weighs .9 oz. (25.5gr) and measures roughly 2 x 1.1 x .8 inches ( 5 x 2.7 x 2.1 cm) and the Garnet Crystal
measures about 11.7 mm
Item# GAR0710997
LG Spessartite Garnet Crystal
on Rhyolite Matrix  from Ely, NV
$10.50
This is a collectors Spessartite Garnet from Garnet Hill in Ely, Nevada.  This garnet is not jewelry grade and
has a chip on the upper side.  The crystal is in an exposed drusy lined vug in a matrix of pink rhyolite.. It
weighs 4.3 oz. (121.5gr) and measures roughly 3.1 x 2.3 x .9 inches ( 7.7 x 5.7 x 2.1 cm) and the Garnet
Crystal measures about 12.5 mm
Item# GAR0710897
LG Spessartite Garnet Crystal
on Rhyolite Matrix  from Ely, NV
$12.00
This is a collectors Spessartite Garnet from Garnet Hill in Ely, Nevada.  This garnet is not jewelry grade and
appears to have a second crystal growing next to the main crystal on the right side.  The crystal is in an
exposed drusy lined vug in a matrix of pink rhyolite.  It weighs 1.22 oz. (35 gr) and measures roughly 2.2 x
1.3 x .9 inches ( 5.6 x 3.2 x 2.1 cm) and the Garnet Crystal measures about 8.5 mm
Item# GAR07110002
Mica Schist with Purple
Garnet Crystals

$31.00
This is an old surface exposed Mica Schist specimen with Purple
Garnets from North Carolina.  This piece shows the natural
weathering of the Schist exposing the garnets and the natural
weathering of the garnet crystals. A very interesting specimen!

This piece weighs 2.68 lbs (1215g)
and measures 9.6 x 4.3 x 1.6 inches (24.4 x 11 x 4.2cm)
Item# GAR07118381
XL Almandine Garnet
on Schist matrix

$45.00
This is greenish metallic
colored chlorite mica schist
with a large deep reddish
Almandine garnet crystal in
the matrix! The garnets from
this location are very unique
formations. This piece is from
Little Pine Garnet Mine in
North Carolina.

This specimen weighs
0.53 lb (242g)
and measures
4.1 x 2.8 x 1.3"
(10.6 x 7.3 x 3.3cm)