Andradite Garnet
Naica Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico
Small Cabinet, 9.0 x 5.2 x 3.3 cm
Ex. David and Emily Stoudt
Garnet is rare for Naica, and there seem to have been few fine specimens that are primarily garnet. I have not seen many, in any case. This piece shows off fine upright crystal clusters, to 2.8 cm in length, of lustrous, shimmering olive-green andradite garnet. A few, small, colorless calcite crystals are present deep in the crevasse of garnet here. It is a beautiful specimen and a Naica rarity. Sawed on the back to trim it out, in olden times, this was from the Consie Prince collection (Houston, Texas), then the Dave Stoudt collection.