Small Cabinet, 6.6 x 6.5 x 3.3 cm
Velfjorden, Bronnoy, Nordland, Norway
Sharp, lustrous, reddish-brown andradite garnet dodecahedrons to 3.3 cm are set on both sides of the sculptural muscovite schist matrix. The andradites even have tiny flashes of gemminess and the impression of a large missing garnet in the schist is interesting. This is old-time, rare material from an uncommon Norwegian locale in Nordland. Ex. Dennis Mullane Collection and comes with a handwritten label with a 1973 date. I have never seen a specimen from this locale.