Andradite Garnet Var. Demantoid

Andradite Garnet Var. Demantoid - 958

 Antetezambato, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar


Superb group of andradite crystals with a multitude of parallel offset faces perched on a thin sliver of small quartz crystals. Fine example of this rare type of garnet from the find made in 2008, 2.5 km west of the village.

Formula: Ca3Fe3+2 (SiO4)3

(chromium substitution is the cause of the green color)


Status: Available

Dimensions: 25x18x11mm

Size: Thumbnail (T)

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