2.9" Gemmy Demantoid Garnets In Serpentine - Italy

 

This is a beautiful aggregation of andradite var. demantoid crystals on a fibrous serpentine matrix. This specimen was collected from Malenco Valley in Italy. The demantoid crystals have a beautiful non-metallic luster and sparkly when placed under light.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

Demantoid is a variety of andradite, which in itself is a variety 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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Garnet var. Demantoid
LOCATION
Campo Franscia, Malenco Valley, Italy
SIZE
2.9" x 1.9"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#92503