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Andradite Garnet var. Melanite from near the Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California

 
Andradite Garnet var. Melanite from near the Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California

Andradite Garnet var. Melanite from near the Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California

DESCRIPTION:No. 21590
Mineral:Andradite Garnet var. Melanite
Locality:near the Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California
Description:Large specimen covered on one side with lustrous, black andradite garnet (variety Melanite) crystals. This is a good, large specimen, with no damage - better than any recently mined specimens from this old locality. Acquired from Julius Gisler in 1954. Ex. E.Mitchell Gunnell
Overall Size:20x11x8 cm
Crystals:.5-4 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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