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Pyrope Garnet var. Rhodolite from North Carolina
Rhodolite is a variety of rose-pink to red mineral Pyrope, a species in the garnet group. It is found in the Cowee
Valley gemstone locality in Macon County, Western North Carolina, situated near the Town of Franklin, NC. The
name is derived from the Greek meaning "rose-like" which is common with many pink mineral types such as
Rhodochrosite or Rhodonite. The name Rhodolite itself is not
officially recognized as a mineralogical term. The
coloring and the normally inclusion-free nature of garnets from this locality have resulted in Rhodolite being in
great demand as a semi-precious gemstone.

Ref.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhodolite
Item # 1RHOGAR01170002
Rhodolite Garnets in
Phlogopite Mica Matrix from NC

$36.00
Pyrope Garnet var. Rhodolite from North Carolina
Here is a great specimen of Pyrope Garnet var. Rhodolite from the Cowee Valley gemstone locality of Western
North Carolina. These display specimens came from an old rockhound in Franklin, North Carolina and were
collected in the 1960's. This matrix is just filled with pink rose colored garnet throughout, along with a large amount
of Phlogopite Mica. The garnets seem to have formed completely throughout the matrix. Specimens of Rhodolite in
Matrix are very rare and extremely difficult to find.

specimen weighs 5.6 oz or 0.35 lbs (160g) and measures 4.2 x 2.3 x 1.3 inches (10.7 x 5.9 x 3.4cm)
Item # 2RHOGAR01170002
Rhodolite Garnets in
Phlogopite Mica Matrix from NC

$45.00
Pyrope Garnet var. Rhodolite from North Carolina
Here is a great specimen of Pyrope Garnet var. Rhodolite from the Cowee Valley gemstone locality of Western
North Carolina. These display specimens came from an old rockhound in Franklin, North Carolina and were
collected in the 1960's. This matrix is just filled with pink rose colored garnet throughout, along with a large amount
of Phlogopite Mica. The garnets seem to have formed completely throughout the matrix. Specimens of Rhodolite in
Matrix are very rare and extremely difficult to find.

specimen weighs 8.9 oz or 0.55 lbs (253g) and measures 3.4 x 2.1 x 1.9 inches (8.7 x 5.4 x 4.8cm)