• Almandine Garnet
  • Almandine Garnet
  • Almandine Garnet
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Almandine Garnet

$850.00   €729  £620.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC8746
A heavy block of dark red and black matrix is richly encrusted with deep burgundy red Almandine Garnets to 1.1 cm diameter.  This fine small cabinet Garnet specimen is from Monteneve mine in the Passeier Valley of far northern Italy, only about 7 km from the Austrian border.  This is an old time specimen attested to by its accompanying old handwritten label.  The Almandine forms equant multifaced crystals which appear mainly opaque but where light can enter the thinner prism edges, the crystals become translucent to reveal a clove tinted wine red.  A delightful Almandine from Italy. 

Details

Dimensions
7.7 × 8.1 × 4.8 cm
Categories
Gem Minerals, Silicates
Locality
Monteneve Mine, Passiria Valley, Bolzano, Italy, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Almandine, Garnet

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