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Idaho Star Almandine Garnet

Idaho Star Almandine Garnet

Precious gems

Precious gems

Star Garnets in the rough. Idaho is one of only two places on the earth where star garnets are found in nature. That is the Star Garnet, Idaho's state gem. You can find them in North Idaho's Emerald Creek Garnet Mining area. It's a short hike into the mining location and you'll be carrying your gear. Here is a link to one of the best sites for information: http://chasingthestarsbook.blogspot.com/2011/07/mining-for-star-garnets-in-idaho.html

Star Garnets in the rough. Idaho is one of only two places on the earth where star garnets are found in nature. That is the Star Garnet, Idaho's state gem. You can find them in North Idaho's Emerald Creek Garnet Mining area. It's a short hike into the mining location and you'll be carrying your gear. Here is a link to one of the best sites for information: http://chasingthestarsbook.blogspot.com/2011/07/mining-for-star-garnets-in-idaho.html

Idaho Star Almandine Garnet. Found in metamorphic and pegmatic rocks. Iron/ silicon/ aluminum

Idaho Star Almandine Garnet. Found in metamorphic and pegmatic rocks. Iron/ silicon/ aluminum

7. In 1967, the Star Garnet was named Idaho's state gem, and the world learned just how special Idaho really is.

9 Shocking Things You Had No Idea Happened In Idaho

7. In 1967, the Star Garnet was named Idaho's state gem, and the world learned just how special Idaho really is.

Rockhounding for Star Garnets in North Idaho

Rockhounding for Star Garnets in North Idaho

Idaho: There are only two places in the world where significant deposits of star garnets are found: India and Idaho. So for a corporate gift that attendees otherwise would literally have to travel to the other side of the world to get, an Idaho star garnet is idea.

Idaho: There are only two places in the world where significant deposits of star garnets are found: India and Idaho. So for a corporate gift that attendees otherwise would literally have to travel to the other side of the world to get, an Idaho star garnet is idea.

Garnet sand from Emerald Creek, Idaho — might just have to pop over to collect some when I visit Nancy... hmm, it's an idea. #arenophile

Garnet sand from Emerald Creek, Idaho — might just have to pop over to collect some when I visit Nancy... hmm, it's an idea. #arenophile

Spencer Opal Mines in Idaho

Spencer Opal Mines in Idaho

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