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Enstatite (doubly terminated) on Almandine
Barton Garnet mine, Gore Mountain, North River
New York, United States
2.4 x 1.6 x 1.2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $300
Dec 2018

A rare doubly terminated, complete enstatite (Hypersthene) crystal 2 CM long on bright red Alamandine. From the famed Gore Mt Garnet locality that produced huge masses of Almandine years ago. Hypersthene was also fairly common but mostly massive or very poorly formed. This Enstatite is crude but with clear form with a melted edge look. The crystal is perfect, undamaged and nicely perched on the Garnet matrix, this is not typically a pretty mineral but this crystal has charm. This is the best formed and most distinct Enstatite I have seen from the locale, a fine thumbnail for the region.




Enstatite (doubly terminated) on Almandine
Barton Garnet mine, Gore Mountain, North River
New York, United States
2.4 x 1.6 x 1.2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $300
Dec 2018

A rare doubly terminated, complete enstatite (Hypersthene) crystal 2 CM long on bright red Alamandine. From the famed Gore Mt Garnet locality that produced huge masses of Almandine years ago. Hypersthene was also fairly common but mostly massive or very poorly formed. This Enstatite is crude but with clear form with a melted edge look. The crystal is perfect, undamaged and nicely perched on the Garnet matrix, this is not typically a pretty mineral but this crystal has charm. This is the best formed and most distinct Enstatite I have seen from the locale, a fine thumbnail for the region.