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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 69552
Mineral:Andradite var. Melanite Garnet with Clinochlore
Locality:New Idria District, San Benito County, California
Description:Lustrous black dodecahedral andradite garnet crystals to 7 mm on greenish serpentine with translucent brown clinochlore microcrystals. These black garnets are commonly labeled as melanite garnet, an obsolete name for black titanium-rich andradite garnet. Collected ca. 1980
Overall Size:22x16x7 mm
Crystals:micro to 7 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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