Andradite Garnet (Geode / "Coconut") (new find)

Pampa Blanca District, Castrovirreyna Province, Huancavelica Department, Peru
5.8 x 5.2 x 1.8 cm
Start Time: 12/13/2018 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/20/2018 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $110

Item 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.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
bagel123 $110 12/20/2018 12:39:47 pm (CST)
bagel123 $100 12/20/2018 12:39:11 pm (CST)
titanone $100 12/20/2018 12:39:11 pm (CST)
titanone $64 12/20/2018 10:30:07 am (CST)
vedicruby $54 12/20/2018 8:59:20 am (CST)
mineral $51 12/20/2018 8:59:20 am (CST)
vedicruby $45 12/18/2018 2:57:59 pm (CST)
titanone $38 12/16/2018 12:54:11 pm (CST)
tmr $33 12/16/2018 12:54:11 pm (CST)
titanone $23 12/15/2018 7:15:44 pm (CST) $10 12/15/2018 7:06:18 pm (CST)