Garnet on Calcite
Huanggangliang mine, Keshiketeng Qi, Chifeng city, Inner Mongolia, China
Cabinet, 11.2 x 5.6 x 4.1 cm

A very large, lustrous and partially translucent, olive-green andradite crystal, measuring nearly 6 cm in length, is aesthetically perched high on a matrix of white calcite. The calcite seems to be coating another mineral underneath (not sure what, maybe another calcite) which was a well formed, tabular crystal, 5 cm in length and now draped in white calcite. This is one of the larger good garnets I have yet seen from the locale