Andradite Garnet var. Demantoid

Malenco Valley, Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italy
Small Cabinet, 8.0 x 5.8 x 5.0 cm
Start Time: 03/01/2009 8:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 03/05/2009 8:00:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

A SHOWY and RICH specimen of gemmy and lustrous, olive-green andradite variety demantoid garnets aesthetically scattered on starkly contrasting fibrous serpentinite matrix from a FAMOUS and classic Italian locality - the Malenco Valley. The large, compound crystal at the edge is 1.2 cm. Excellent material from this well-known locality. Valued $1000, maybe more in europe where they put a premium on such classics

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