Andradite Garnet
Rosario Mabel claim, Pampa Blanca, Castrovirreyna Province, Huancavelica Dept., Peru
Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 6.0 x 5.0 cm

A rather fine garnet, from an unusual locality! We have seen small, unimportant crystals, and a few big isolated crystals, but this piece is the best I have yet seen from the mine. It features sharp crystals with good luster, to 1 inch. They are isolated and contrasted on the matrix. From a small pocket found in late 2010. Joe Budd photos