2.4" Gemmy Demantoid Garnet Cluster in Matrix - Madagascar

This is a stunning cluster of gemmy green andradite var. demantoid garnets in matrix. It was collected from the Antetezambato Demantoid-Topazolite Mine in Diana, Madagascar. The garnets are exceptionally lustrous and have gorgeous green coloration.

The specimen has been mounted to an acrylic display base with mineral tack.

Demantoid is a variety of andradite, which in itself is a species of garnet. The chemical composition of demantoid is Ca3Fe2(SiO4)3, with the natural substitution of chromium attributing to the green color of this garnet. Ferric iron is the cause of the yellow in the stone.

FOR SALE
$195
DETAILS
SPECIES
Andradite var. Demantoid
LOCATION
Antetezambato Demantoid-Topazolite Mine, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar
SIZE
2.4 x 2"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#208751