Dragon Minerals - Update July 28, 2019

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Andradite and Scheelite
Garnet Hill, Calaveras County, California
Miniature - 5.0 x 3.9 x 2.7 cm (2.0 x 1.5 x 1.1 inches)
52 grams (0.11 pounds)
Specimen status: Sold

A knobby cluster of opaque, brown andradite garnet crystals probably etched from enclosing calcite. Luster ranges from bright to dull. Examining under shortwave UV reveals a spot of bright white fluorescence -- a 3 mm wide scheelite inclusion! Incomplete on edges and bottom where removed from matrix but otherwise no objectionable damage (especially considering the price). A good locality and association piece.

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