Grossular- with minor Diopside
York River Skarn, Bancroft, Hastings County
4.7 x 3.6 x 2.8 CM (miniature)
Pre Holiday 2017
A main large orange-red Garnet (3.3 CM) with a few smaller crystals and green Diopside from this important Skarn. The major crystal is sharp, lustrous, translucent larger and sharper than others I have seen from York River. The smaller crystals are gemmy in areas. Contacts and breaks are on the back and edge where this was attached, but that is not seen on the the display side which is in fine condition. Collected in the 1960s, formerly in the William Haladyz collection.