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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 50799
Mineral:Andradite var. Melanite Garnet
Locality:Santa Rita Peak, New Idria District, San Benito County, California
Description:Lustrous black andradite garnet crystals scattered over one face of brown matrix. The andradite crystals are dodecahedral form and show small areas of transparency when viewed under magnification. Ex. Peter B. Nalle (1923-2010) collection #546b, collected during IMA conference July1986 field trip at site no. 8
Overall Size:6x4x1.5 cm
Crystals:1-4 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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