Andradite Var. Topazolite Garnet
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 2.8 x 2.3 cm
Antetezambato, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar
Emplaced on matrix are clusters of glassy and gemmy, cognac-colored crystals of andradite var. topazolite, to 1 cm across. They are beautifully lustrous and glassy, and arranged like flowers in the middle of the metamorphosed limestone matrix, now transformed into massive white garnet.