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Andradite var. Melanite-Topazolite Garnet from New Idria District, Santa Teresa Hills, Santa Clara County, California

 
Andradite var. Melanite-Topazolite Garnet from New Idria District, Santa Teresa Hills, Santa Clara County, California

Andradite var. Melanite-Topazolite Garnet from New Idria District, Santa Teresa Hills, Santa Clara County, California

DESCRIPTION:No. 50565
Mineral:Andradite var. Melanite-Topazolite Garnet
Locality:New Idria District, Santa Teresa Hills, Santa Clara County, California
Description:Lustrous transparent brown-black melanite and transparent yellow topazolite varieties of andradite garnet coating one face of tan-colored matrix. Looks beautiful under magnification. Ex. Peter B. Nalle (1923-2010) collection #547, collected in during IMA conference July1986 field trip at site no. 6
Overall Size:4.5x2.5x1.5 cm
Crystals:0.2-1.2 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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