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Andradite garnet ( var. Melanite )
Andradite garnet ( var. Melanite )
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Andradite garnet ( var. Melanite ) (Ref: ELC2013)

New Idria District, near Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California, USA
100mm x 65mm x 40mm
minID: DDQ-4W6
$200
Highly lustrous, jet-black Andradite (v. Melanite) garnets cover and nicely contrast with tan matrix. The Melanites range up to 6 mm. This locality is mostly mined out, and access to the area is restricted by the US government, so only specimens recycled from old collections are available. From the Earl Calvert collection, circa 1940s to 1950s, with his original label. Almost all the crystals are complete and undamaged.

ex. Earl Calvert collection

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See Also

Andradite var. Melanite
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$250
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Andradite var. Melanite
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$450
40mm x 35mm x 20mm
Andradite (variety topazolite) with Clinochlore
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$231 *
65mm x 42mm x 32mm
Andradite (variety topazolite) with Clinochlore
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$252 *
92mm x 72mm x 29mm
GARNET var. ANDRADITE var. MELANITE
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$50
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Andradite & Grossular (garnet group)
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$200
48mm x 37mm x 24mm
Andradite & Grossular (garnet group)
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$200
42mm x 39mm x 31mm
Andradite & Grossular (garnet group)
San Pedro Mine, New Placers District, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
$180
35mm x 35mm x 20mm
Andradite & Grossular (garnet group)
San Pedro Mine, New Placers District, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
$175
34mm x 26mm x 21mm
Andradite & Grossular (garnet group)
San Pedro Mine, New Placers District, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
$175
56mm x 39mm x 24mm
Andradite & Grossular (garnet group)
San Pedro Mine, New Placers District, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
$250
57mm x 29mm x 24mm
Andradite & Grossular (garnet group)
San Pedro Mine, New Placers District, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
$150
59mm x 35mm x 23mm
Andradite & Grossular (garnet group)
San Pedro Mine, New Placers District, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
$250
54mm x 48mm x 35mm
Andradite & Grossular (garnet group)
San Pedro Mine, New Placers District, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
$125
43mm x 29mm x 22mm
Andradite & Grossular (garnet group)
San Pedro Mine, New Placers District, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
$125
64mm x 22mm x 21mm
* price is an approximate conversion and may not be accurate.

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