Dragon Minerals - Update August 18, 2019

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Perovskite and Andradite 
Dallas Gem Mine, New Idria District, San Benito County, California
Small cabinet - 8.7 x 6.2 x 2.8 cm (3.4 x 2.4 x 1.1 inches)
154 grams (0.34 pounds)
Specimen status: Sold

A greenish (actinolite rich?) matrix hosts a peppering of lustrous, jet black perovskite cubes and tinier blank andradite garnets. The perovskites are well formed and individual crystals reach about 2 mm in size. One perovskite crystal is distinctly elongated (last photo). A treat for the hand lends, microscope lens, or camera lens. Needs a stand to be displayed as shown. No damage. An example from a mine much more famous for benitoite.

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