Andradite Garnet var. Melanite (classic) Mullane Coll.

Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey
Small Cabinet, 7.0 x 6.0 x 5.3 cm
Start Time: 05/21/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/26/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Melanite is the dark titanoan variety of andradite garnet and is rare from the very famous Franklin Mining District. Sharp, lustrous, blackish-brown dodecahedrons to 2.0 cm are nicely clustered on matrix on this showy and excellent old-timer from the Dennis Mullane Collection. Comes with a faded old paper label. The piece dates to the 1960s or 70s, or possibly much older. Classic and uncommon material from this locale.

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