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Pink Grossular Garnet

Posted by Jonathan Levinger  
Jonathan Levinger January 24, 2012 04:47AM
This is a last of the four specimens that I would like to purchase from a friend but do not know what to offer him?
It is a Pink Grossular from Jeffrey mine, Asbestos, Quebec.
Any ideas?
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Rock Currier January 25, 2012 04:13PM
Worth probably less than $100 US.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
Jonathan Levinger January 25, 2012 05:13PM
This specimen is about 8" from side to side and owner is asking for $2,500. He showed me his records of purchase from Spertini some 12 years ago. I was hoping for something under $1000.
Question is, can I find another one or better?
Rock Currier February 05, 2012 03:28PM
The specimen is a lot larger than I thought judging from the plastic stand. I thought it might be perhaps three inches wide. I suppose someone might pay a thousand dollars for it, but you would have to find the right buyer. $2500 seems a bit optimistic but if you don't ask you don't get. I am now at the Tucson gem and mineral show and I have been hearing prices that particular specimens have sold for that seem incredible. It makes one wonder if they know anything at all about what things are worth. Perhaps some other people will weigh in here with what they think the specimen is worth. I like asbestos material, and have a number of specimens from there in my collection, and I don't have anything like it in my collection. I also think that the value may be somewhat constrained because of the relatively new pink to red pink grossulars that have been coming out of Mexico recently and that if someone wanted to add a pink/red garnet to their collection, they might prefer one of those.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
Jonathan Levinger February 05, 2012 04:47PM
Thanks Rock
I have been asked by my friend to sell this for him and since I do not have one large pink Grossular in my collection I right away thought to buy it for myself but when he told me what to ask for it my chin made a blue spot on my chest. Even if you would say that his asking price is OK I could not afford it. As I said highest I could go would be $1K and that is far from what he would go down to. So for now I will try to sell it for him and hope to find one more affordable for my collection. If you look at my Grossular garnets posted in my picture you will see what I have in pink, not much but it has to do for now.
Have a great Tucson, after I spent all of December in Japan there was no money left to go to Tucson, even more lady didn't want to stay home alone to fight the winter and tend the house.
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