Waterworn Pyrope var. Rhodolite
Waterworn Pyrope var. Rhodolite from Umba Valley, Tanzania
Collection John Betts - Fine Minerals
Description Transparent Rhodolite garnet, the dark red-pink gem variety of the mineral species Pyrope, with excellent internal clarity. This was found in the gem gravels of the Umba River, and the outer surfaces are rough conchoidal faces caused by alluvial wear. Ex. G. Carmichael collection.
Locality Umba Valley, Tanzania
Dimensions 8 x 7 x 6 mm.
Specimen Grade B
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