Mineral Specimen #6596 Diopside variety: Jackstaw, minor Chromian Grossular Garnet
Jeffrey Quarry, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Quebec, Canada
10.6 x 7.1 x 5.2 cm
4.2 x 2.8 x 2 in
Ex. Norm Woods
The specimen consists of massive Diopside covered on one side with elongated Diopside crystals with a square cross section. There are also smaller Diopside crystals covering approximately half the opposing side. The color is a light beige/gray with a hint of green in places. Some of the crystals have a high glassy luster and a few of the smaller ones are transparent. There is also some bright, apple green Chromian Grossular present mostly as micro crystals with a few small, crudely formed crystals on the side opposite the side with the majority of the crystals.
Flaws: Many of the Diopside crystals are incomplete mostly because there are no terminations because of contact zones.
This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Canada | Inosilicates | Garnets | Minerals Priced Between 25 and 49 Dollars