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Grossular Garnet Cluster Specimen 11



 
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Mineral Description
 
healing crystals

These grossular garnet clusters are mined by Kidz Rocks from the Greenhorn Mountains in Southern California and are quite nice additions to any respectable rock collection. This material is quite dense and heavy. The crystals vary from deep maroon to silvery black. The tan matrix rock is actually fine grain grossular garnet.

Grossular or grossularite is a calcium-aluminum mineral species of the garnet gemstone group. The name grossular is derived from the botanical name for the gooseberry, grossularia, in reference to the green garnet of this composition that is found in Siberia. Other shades include cinnamon brown (cinnamon stone variety), red, and yellow. Grossular is found in contact metamorphosed limestone's with vesuvianite, diopside, wollastonite and wernerite. Garnet species are found in many colors including red, orange, yellow, green, purple, brown, blue, black, pink and colorless. The rarest of these is the blue garnet, discovered in the late 1990s in Bekily, Madagascar. A highly sought after variety of gem garnet is the fine green Grossular garnet from Kenya and Tanzania called tsavorite. This garnet was discovered in the 1960s in the Tsavo area of Kenya, from which the gem takes its name. Other members of the garnet group include: almandine, andradite, pyrope, spessartine, and uvarovite. Grossular Garnet physical healing properties include aiding in recovery of illness or trauma by regenerating new cell growth and stimulating the blood. It also detoxifies and alleviates inflammations throughout the body and boosts the immune and respiratory system.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Grossular Garnet exemplifies hope, empowerment, and all things nurturing from Mother Earth. In shades as varied as a magnificent sunrise, to the lush and verdant greens of growth and renewal, it is a stone of prosperity and abundance; encouraging gratitude and service to others. As a potent prosperity stone, Grossular Garnet is healing of all limitations on the physical level, in health or wealth.

As a stone of strength, Grossular Garnet will benefit new business ventures, promoting growth and warm client contact. It strengthens stability in lawsuits and challenges, transforming lower forms of response and reaction to loving forms of reply. Grossular Garnet enhances relaxation and going with the flow, and inspires service and cooperation. It also injects some romance and fun into an over-practical life, boosting passion and energy in a love weighed down by worry. Grossular Garnet physical healing properties include aiding in recovery of illness or trauma by regenerating new cell growth and stimulating the blood.

It also detoxifies and alleviates inflammations throughout the body and boosts the immune and respiratory system. Grossular Garnet is an excellent crystal to soothe and reduce emotional extremes, encouraging social growth and service to community.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Color: Brown, orange, red, yellow, green, white, colorless.

Luster: Vitreous.

Transparency: Transparent to Translucent.

Crystal System: Isometric.

Crystal Habits: Dodecahedra or trapezohedra, granular, compact, massive.

Cleavage: Absent.

Fracture: Irregular/Uneven, Sub-Conchoidal.

Hardness: 6.5 - 7

Specific Gravity: 3.5

Streak: White.

Associated Minerals: Feldspar, Mica, Staurolite, Quartz.

Other Characteristics: Singly refractive.

Best Field Indicators: Crystal habit, color, density and hardness.


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