Museum Quality: Mongolian Andradite Garnet Crystal Cluster

Museum Quality: Mongolian Andradite Garnet Crystal Cluster

Dimension: 9.3cm x 8cm x 3.7cm

Weight: 452g

Locality: Huanggang Mine, Keshiketeng Co, Chifeng Prefecture, Inner Mongolia, China


Aggregate of an attractive, well-crystallized specimen of Andradite Garnet with very well defined stepped growths and faces from the famous Huanggang Mine in Mongolia.  It is one of the best specimens I have seen from this find, better than the fine Melanites that were brought out of Mali by Rock Currier in around 2004.  In perfect condition.


Named in 1868 by a famous Brazilian Mineralogist James Dwight Dana in honor of José Bonifácio de Andrada e Silva who first described and named what Dana (1868) defined as a sub-variety of Andradite.

 The color of Andradite Garnet is in a range that extends from a dark golden green (like the topazolite from Stanley Butte, Arizona), through reddish brown to jet black.


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