Miniature, 5.0 x 4.0 x 1.2 cm
Bor Pit (Boron Pit; Bor Quarry), Dal'negorsk B deposit, Dal'negorsk (Dalnegorsk; Tetyukhe; Tjetjuche; Tetjuche), Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
Sharp, lustrous, finely-formed garnets of a pretty olive green color cover the face of this really attractive specimen from Dalnegorsk. WOW! I have never seen but one other good andradite from here; and that a one-off specimen that Herb Obodda said he picked up on a trip to Russia. To my mind, this is a very interesting piece, as it is such a rich garnet from a locality which produces not much in the way of this species despite all the tonnes being mined over there. I have not seen this material on the mainstream market with the numerous traveling Russian dealers. 5 x 4 x 1.2 cm