Andradite, Hedenbergite
Bor Pit (Boron Pit; Bor Quarry), Dal'negorsk B deposit, Dal'negorsk (Dalnegorsk; Tetyukhe; Tjetjuche; Tetjuche), Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
Small Cabinet, 6.9 x 3.9 x 3.6 cm
Sharp, gemmy and lustrous, olive-green andradite garnet crystals richly cover the mounded matrix on this excellent combination specimen from the Bor Pit at Dal'negorsk. The andradites have textbook dodecahedral form and reach 1.1 cm. One side of the specimen is festooned with tiny, prismatic hedenbergite crystals, making for a very fine combination specimen from this well-known locale. According to the label, the piece was collected in 2005.