Andradite (Var: Demantoid)
Franscia Mine, Campo Franscia, Lanterna Valley, Malenco Valley, Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italy
Small Cabinet, 8.7 x 2.9 x 1.9 cm
A RICH and SHOWY specimen of gemmy and lustrous, olive-green andradite variety demantoid garnets festooned on starkly contrasting fibrous asbestos from a FAMOUS and classic Italian locality - the Franscia Mine, Malenco Valley. The large, compound crystal at the end is 7 mm. Excellent material from this well-known locality.