Andradite Var. Demantoid Garnet
Small Cabinet, 7.5 x 3.6 x 2.4 cm
Antetezambato, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar
A limestone, metasomatized to massive garnet matrix, is host to sharp and isolated, glassy and gemmy, light emerald-green crystals of demantoid, to 1.2 cm across. The large crystal is also doubly terminated. For perfection of form, and gemmy crystals of high quality as a representative piece from the find, a superb example