Diakon, Nioro du Sahel Circle, Kayes Region, Mali
Small Cabinet, 5.4 x 3.5 x 3.2 cm
Mali is well-known now for the combination of globes of translucent green prehnite in association with dark epidotes, along with a find of yellow "Mali garnets." This, however, is a specimen from a recent find of very large and interesting andradite garnets. They measure up to 3 cm across - so are quite large - with stepped growth on their faces and a sort of metallic deep gray sheen. Very sharp and attractive.