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Andradite

$3,500.00   €2,984  £2,540.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC13247
An outstanding cluster of gemmy to translucent Demantoid crystals, the green variety of Andradite Garnet, on a light cream porous carbonate matrix.  This large miniature is from an intertidal mangrove swamp at Antetezambato in Antsiranana Province of far northwest Madagascar.  The crystals measure up to 1.5 cm, are a translucent light chrome green and display the dodecahedron combined with trapezohedron faces.  Six individual Demantoid crystals form an interlinked cluster and all are of different sizes and slightly differing habits.  It would appear the deposit was worked for only about one year over the period 2008 to 2009, presumably the supply quickly running out.  A beautiful Andradite from this most unusual locality in Madagascar.

Details

Dimensions
8.2 × 5.0 × 3.8 cm
Categories
Silicates
Locality
Antetezambato Demantoid-Topazolite Mine, Antetezambato, Maherivaratra Commune, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Andradite, Andradite

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