2026

Garnet v. Andradite from China

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles / Rocks, Fossils & Minerals Start Price:600.00 USD Estimated At:1,500.00 - 2,250.00 USD
Garnet v. Andradite from China
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A very well-formed cluster of greenish-bronze, dodecahedral andradite (garnet) crystals. The specimen is in outstanding condition and possesses very strong luster. Andradite is a member of the garnet family, and although not as well-known as other garnets such as Almandine or Spessartine, it is fairly abundant. Andradite is named in honor of Josa Bonifa¡cio de Andrada e Silva (1763-1838), a Brazilian mineralogist, statesman, professor, and poet, famous for his discovery of Andradite as well as several other important minerals such as Spodumene. Dimensions (cm): 4.5 H x 12.5 W x 4.5 D. Location: Huanggang Fe-Sn deposit, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China Date: Location: China HWAC# 53127