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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

DESCRIPTION:No. 22365
Mineral:Andradite Garnet var. Melanite
Locality:near the Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California
Description:Rich specimen completely covered on one side with lustrous, black andradite garnet (variety melanite) crystals. This is a good, well crystallized specimen (minor damage) - better than any recently mined specimens from this old locality.
Overall Size:5x4x1.5 cm
Crystals:3-4 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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