Grossular Garnet (old Hugh Ford label)

Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Municipality, Coahuila, Mexico
Small Cabinet, 5.5 x 3.7 x 3.7 cm
Start Time: 11/18/2021 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

From the well-known Sierra de la Cruz locality in Mexico, this is a very fine cluster of four intergrown Grossular crystals, each with classic dodecahedral form. These crystals are lustrous, in good condition, and their color is grey with a hint of the location's famous raspberry color. Combine these two colors, and the crystals have what could be described as an attractive 'lavendar blush'. A complete-all-around floater, with only a bit of edgewear, the largest crystal is an impressive 3.5 cm across. Aesthetic, high quality, large, and uncommonly colored, this small cabinet cluster is from the 40's or 50's, as dated by the old Hugh Ford label. Even at that time, they must have been quite rare. 102 grams From the collection of East Coast collector, George Elling, specializing in historic minerals of the East Coast and minerals from the development of old European mineralogy.