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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.