Braunite and Andradite Garnet

Nchwaning Mines, Kalahari manganese fields, Norther Cape Province, South Africa
Miniature, 4.4 x 4.3 x 2.0 cm
Start Time: 09/14/2009 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/29/2009 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Exemplary plate of superb, lustrous Braunite crystals, accented by euhedral red-orange Andradite Garnets. The Braunites are super-sharp, range up to .6 cm long, and have a mirror-like luster. The numerous Andradites are about 1-1.5 mm in size, and add a stunning contrast to the dark mettalic Braunites. Without a doubt, a rare combination that is intellectually interesting and good for the species. As a bonus...its Very aesthetic. Valued $1200

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