GARNET AND PYROXENE
Essex County, New York
This swiss cheese is a group of colorful pyroxene crystals containing
small blobs of garnet and surrounded by larger areas of the same garnet.
Did the pyroxene grow around the garnet, or vice versa? Actually, this
texture was formed when both minerals grew simultaneously in a solid
rock. Very hot igneous rock intruded impure limestone, heating the
limestone and causing its minerals to react and form the garnet and