Bementite, Andradite
N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Small Cabinet, 5.2 x 3.9 x 2.2 cm
Extremely lustrous and sparkly, gemmy, deep wine-red andradite garnets richly covering the matrix, with accenting pale bementite. Specimens from the Manganese Fields of South Africa carry a special appeal for many collectors; this one came out of the collection of David Ellis.