Almandine-pyrope series garnets in graphite from the aptly-named Red Embers Mine (Two Fat Guys Mine), Erving, Franklin Co., Massachusetts, USA. They really do look like glowing red-hot embers when backlit. Also embedded in the matrix are small black dravite crystals (only visible under magnification). Specimen is 105mm across.

Almandine-Pyrope, Red Embers Mine (Two Fat Guys Mine), Erving, Franklin Co., Massachusetts, USA

Almandine-Pyrope, Red Embers Mine (Two Fat Guys Mine), Erving, Franklin Co., Massachusetts, USA – Click on image for a full-sized version.

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