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

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

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