2.8" Lustrous, Rich-Green Demantoid Garnet Cluster - Iran

This is a lustrous aggregation of relatively large, rich-green andradite var. demantoid garnets on a diopside matrix. This specimen was collected from Belqeys Mountain in West Azerbaijan, Iran.

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
$895
DETAILS
SPECIES
Andradite var. Demantoid & Diopside
LOCATION
Belqeys Mountain, Takab County, West Azerbaijan, Iran
SIZE
2.8 x 1.9"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#208740