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Andradite var. Melanite Garnet from New Idria District, San Benito County, California

 
Andradite var. Melanite Garnet from New Idria District, San Benito County, California

Andradite var. Melanite Garnet from New Idria District, San Benito County, California

DESCRIPTION:No. 43221
Mineral:Andradite var. Melanite Garnet
Locality:New Idria District, San Benito County, California
Description:Lustrous black andradite garnet crystals up to 6 mm across on serpentine matrix with green microcrystals of an unknown mineral, probably clinochlore. The large crystal on the edge has a contact on the outer corner where it intersected the matrix. Ex. Steve Chamberlain collection #2299; originally acquired in 1979
Overall Size:7x5.5x2 cm
Crystals:micro to 6 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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