Andradite Garnet (Pala Prop./Bill Larson Coll.)

Miracle Mountain Mine, Volcano, Amador Co., California
Small Cabinet, 8.8 x 7.4 x 6.4 cm
Start Time: 11/12/2009 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 11/19/2009 6:48:59 pm (CST)
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Item Description

A HUGE, extremely rare, andradite garnet from a very uncommon California locale - the Miracle Mountain Mine in Amador County. This is an old-time specimen. It has a wonderful reddish-brown color, complex crystallization and top luster! The contact is out of sight on the back. This superb piece was for many years part of the Pala Properties/Bill Larson Garnet Collection and was on display at the Fallbrook shop. Bill"s base label has a slight error in the county location. An outstanding large specimen from this rare locale. Valued at $1750-2000. Try to find another of this size and quality!!

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