Pyrope, Mg3Al2(SiO4)3, and Omphacite, Måløy, Nordfjord, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. Colourful specimen of fairly bright green omphacite (eclogite) with white intrusion included with gemmy deep pink pyrope crystals.
Pyrope (not to be confused with pyrite) is a type of garnet. It is renowned for its red color (it is always some shade of red or reddish purple) and its name derives from the Greek pyropos which means "eye of fire". Some pyropes are such a deep red that they appear almost black.
Marmalade ORANGE SPESSARTINE GARNETS Gemmy Shiny Crystals China for sale, This sparkling, bright specimen features gemmy orange spessartine garnets that nearly cover a matrix of white microcline. The individual garnets are extremely sha
The mineral pyrope is a member of the garnet group. Pyrope is the only member of the garnet family to always display red coloration in natural samples, and it is from this characteristic that it gets its name: from the Greek for fire and eye.