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Andradite Garnet (Geode / "Coconut") (new find) viewBack to END OF THE YEAR FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - FEATURING SPECIMENS FROM THE KAY ROBERTSON COLLECTION - end Thursday December 20th, 2018

Pampa Blanca District, Castrovirreyna Province, Huancavelica Department, Peru
  • Starting Time:12/13/2018 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:12/20/2018 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:Small Cabinet
  • Size Description:5.8 x 5.2 x 1.8 cm

Description:We recently acquired a very small parcel of these new an interesting Andradite Garnets from a good friend in Peru. We're told that they're coming from the Pampa Blanca District, but we don't have 100% confirmation on the locality. The locals call these specimens "coconuts" as they form in hollow geode-shaped "spheres", which are cracked open to reveal multiple generations / layers of different colored Garnet. The exterior of the piece shows a dark reddish-brown hue with sharp trapezohedral crystals, but when you flip it over, you can see that the interior is loaded with golden-brown to golden-yellow colored crystals. The broken edges of the piece show multi-layered banding which range from reddish-brown to green to golden. The largest crystal on the exterior of the piece measures 1.3 cm. A very cool and unusual Garnet specimen that would make a great addition a Garnet suite, a Peruvian collection or a collection of mineral oddities.

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