Andradite Garnet in Quartz
Pampa Blanca, Castrovirreyna Province, Huancavelica Dept., Peru
Cabinet, 11.8 x 8.5 x 8.0 cm
Ex. Dr. Art Soregaroli
A rare locality piece! This is a hefty cabinet specimen rich in Andradites, all partially encased in drusy Quartz. The Andradite dodecahedrons, which are a deep clove brown with olive highlights, are quite lustrous. The largest is 3.1 cm across. There is a little bit of wear in a few places, but overall this is a good, representative Andradite specimen for the locality.