• Andradite Garnet with Amphibole
  • Andradite Garnet with Amphibole
Silicates

Andradite Garnet with Amphibole

$950.00   €895  £770.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC7652
A spectacular and classic specimen of intergrown oil-green Andradite Garnet crystals clustered at one end of a fibrous, white Amphibole species from the Malenco Valley in Italy. The Andradite crystals measure up to 4 mm and are gemmy to translucent, yellow-oily green and collectively form a single, thick disk-like plate of approximately 3 x 3 x 1 cm. This sits at one end of the fibrous mass of foliated, buttery clotted-cream to pale peppermint Amphibole fibres. Displayed vertically, the specimen looks like a ghostly apparition, even complete with two eyes on one side! Although this Amphibole is unclassified regarding a specific species, it is a form of Asbestos, so be aware when handling and displaying it, ensuring appropriate respect and washing your hands after any contact. Asbestos products are, rightly, long out of favour, but it sure does produce a fine specimen, especially when teamed-up with Andradite!

Details

Dimensions
3.8 × 9.3 × 1.7 cm
Categories
Gem Minerals, Silicates
Locality
Malenco Valley, Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italy, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Amphibole, Andradite, Garnet

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