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 asRhodochrosite 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

Rhodolite Garnets in Phlogopite Mica Matrix from NC
Rhodolite Garnets in Phlogopite Mica Matrix from NC
Rhodolite Garnets in Phlogopite Mica Matrix from NC
Rhodolite Garnets in Phlogopite Mica Matrix from NC
Rhodolite Garnets in Phlogopite Mica Matrix from NC
Rhodolite Garnets in Phlogopite Mica Matrix from NC
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Rhodolite Garnets in Phlogopite Mica Matrix from NC

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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)

hodolite Garnets in Phlogopite Mica Matrix from NC
hodolite Garnets in Phlogopite Mica Matrix from NC
hodolite Garnets in Phlogopite Mica Matrix from NC
hodolite Garnets in Phlogopite Mica Matrix from NC
hodolite Garnets in Phlogopite Mica Matrix from NC
hodolite Garnets in Phlogopite Mica Matrix from NC
hodolite Garnets in Phlogopite Mica Matrix from NC hodolite Garnets in Phlogopite Mica Matrix from NC hodolite Garnets in Phlogopite Mica Matrix from NC hodolite Garnets in Phlogopite Mica Matrix from NC hodolite Garnets in Phlogopite Mica Matrix from NC hodolite Garnets in Phlogopite Mica Matrix from NC
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Rhodolite Garnets in Phlogopite Mica Matrix from NC

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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)