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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 55384
Mineral:Andradite var. Melanite Garnet
Locality:Junnila Mine, New Idria District, San Benito County, California
Description:Shallow cavity lined with lustrous dodecahedral black melanite garnet crystals, the titanium-rich black variety of the mineral species andradite. One of the melanite garnet crystals is uncommonly large for this locality.
Overall Size:25x22x20 mm
Crystals:0.2-8.0 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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