Andradite Garnet (excellent)

La Prieta Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico
Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 6.0 x 2.9 cm
Start Time: 12/10/2011 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/15/2011 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed

Item Description

A very fine cluster of large intergrown garnet crystals, reaching to 3.5 cm across, glow with a splendent luster. The crystals appear brown to black but have gemmy golden-yellow, hair-like highlights when lit well. It is about the brightest garnet luster I have seen from here. They glisten with intense almost-metallic luster. Excellent material from this obscure locale.

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