Andradite (Var: Demantoid)
Franscia Mine, Campo Franscia, Lanterna Valley, Malenco Valley, Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italy
Small Cabinet, 8.0 x 5.8 x 5.0 cm
A fine and rich specimen of gemmy and lustrous, olive-green andradite variety demantoid garnets aesthetically scattered on starkly contrasting fibrous serpentinite matrix from a classic Italian locality - the Malenco Valley. The large, compound crystal at the edge is 1.2 cm. Excellent material from this well-known locality.