Andradite (Var: Melanite)
Dallas Gem Mine (Benitoite Mine; Benitoite Gem Mine; Gem Mine), Dallas Gem Mine area, San Benito River headwaters area, New Idria District, Diablo Range, San Benito Co., California
Small Cabinet, 5.7 x 5.4 x 3.3 cm
This is a rich specimen of jet-black, super-lustrous crystals of melanite garnet. These crystals measure to just under one centimeter.