Andradite, Hedenbergite
Serifos Island (Seriphos), Cyclade Islands (Cyclades; Kikladhes; Nomos Kikladhon), Kyklades Prefecture, Aegean Islands (Aiyaion) Department, Greece
Small Cabinet, 6.3 x 5.2 x 3.7 cm
Beautiful and lustrous dark cherry-red andradite garnet crystals to 5 mm crown a pillar of lustrous hedenbergite blades from Serifos, Greece. Choice materal. Now, quartz included with hedenbergite is common and in fact famous from this location. Freestanding hedenbergite crystals are much more uncommon, and to have this remarkable association of bright garnets perched atop them, even more so by an order of magnitude. very INTERESTING, PRETTY, and important locality specimen but beyond that, its just a good combo rock in any case. as you can tell, I like the darned thing. 6.3 x 5.2 x 3.7 cm