Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
A large, complex spessartite garnet measures 2.3 x 2.2 x 1.3cm and rests with smaller garnets on a plate of muscovite mica. For the locality, this is quite sizeable for a single garnet. It is translucent on the edges and undamaged. There is nice separation of the garnets overall and the mica provides a nice viewing contrast.
5.80 x 3.80 x 2.50 cm