Miniature, 3.9 x 2.0 x 1.7 cm
Sinerechenskoe skarn occurrence (Sinerechenskoye; Sineretschenskoye; Sinerechenskiy Mine; Blue River), Kavalerovo Mining District, Dal'negorsk (Dalnegorsk; Tetyukhe; Tjetjuche; Tet
An impressive, complete-all-around and pristine stalactite of sharp, lustrous andradite garnet crystals from a smaller mining district near Dalnegorsk (and often confused with it). These are so lustrous they look like carved leaded glass...shocking for a locality where crystals are usually somewhat dull. This is the only stalactite I have seen. This excellent piece was for many years part of the Pala Properties/Bill Larson Garnet Collection and was on display at the Fallbrook shop. Once misidentified as almandine when they came out in the early 1990s.