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Andradite var. Melanite
Andradite var. Melanite Andradite var. Melanite Andradite var. Melanite
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Andradite var. Melanite

Locality #1 near New Idria, San Benito Co., California, USA
minID: JH8-YU6
40mm x 35mm x 20mm
$450
Black Andradite var. Melanite crystals scattered on matrix. An excellent example with lustrous black crystals, including a large single that stands out off the matrix that is to 9mm in size. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection. Acquired by Chuck in 1992 via trade from Al McGuinness's personal collection (Al had collected or acquired it in 1980). The best Melanite specimen I saw in the collection.
Data last checked on 29th Nov 2021
Ref: CT845
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