2025

Garnet v. Andradite from China

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles / Rocks, Fossils & Minerals Start Price:550.00 USD Estimated At:1,250.00 - 1,875.00 USD
Garnet v. Andradite from China
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An outstanding example of the garnet family species, Andradite. Andradite is a calcium iron nesosilicate mineral which occurs in skarns developed in contact metamorphosed impure limestones or calcic igneous rocks. It was first described in 1868 for an occurrence in Drammen, Buskerud, Norway. Andradite was named after the Brazilian statesman, naturalist, professor and poet Josa Bonifa¡cio de Andrade e Silva (1763 - 1838). This specimen features well-formed dodecahedral crystals of andradite having a greenish bronze color and superior luster. A fine specimen from one of China's most prolific mineral specimen producing localities. Dimensions (cm): 8.7 H x 12 W x 3.5 D. Location: Huanggang Fe-Sn deposit, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China Date: Location: China HWAC# 53030