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20501: Andradite-Grossular - Was $16   Now $8
Madiawaya, Arrondissement of Tomora, Bafoulabé Cercle, Kayes Region, Mali
Miniature - 4.4 x 3.8 x 2.8 cm
73 grams
Specimen status: Available
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A cluster of opaque, dark brown andradite-grossular garnets, with the dominant individual measuring 4.3 cm. Crystal faces have a waxy to resinous luster and some are striated. Recall that the precise garnet species usually cannot be assigned by visual inspection alone; chemical analysis is needed. Even then, the specimen may consist of zones comprised of different garnet species, and/or these zones may not be pure end members (i.e., not pure andradite or pure grossular, but a garnet composition somewhere in between the two). Natural pitting is present, but (ignoring the base where the specimen was removed from matrix) overall condition is very nice.

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