|Almandine garnet (about 1 inch in diameter) from the Teton|
|Wyoming traffic jam (sketches by the GemHunter).|
|A customer searching for gemstones in Wyoming|
|When I began mapping the Colorado-State Line district, I found several rounded and sheared pyrope-almandine megacrysts (giant crystals like this one sitting next to a .45 caliber cartridge. These ranged from several inches to about 2 inches across.|
|This is what the gem-quality pyrope garnets and their angry ants look like in the field.|
|Wow! All of these pyrope and chromian diopside gems were collected by Dick Kuchera from the group of lamprophyre diamond pipes on Cedar Mountain|
|Amazing how these ants in the basin pick up the gemstones - and my gosh, they|
even cut them for you for a price.
|Diamond indicator minerals associated with the Sloan kimberlite in Colorado. These two Sloan pipes have a considerable|
diamond resource associated with them, as well as all of these beautiful gemstones. Likely hundreds of millions of carats of
colored gemstones that companies always ignore.
|Aren't these pretty? Garnets in schist from the Wrangell mine, Petersburg district, Alaska.|
|One of my favorite rocks - a kyanite eclogite I collected from the Aultman kimberlite in Wyoming. The nodule consists of chromian diopside, kyanite and garnet. I later found another of these that was about 5 times larger.|