Andradite – Melanite Variety Garnets from the Kayes Region


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These andradite garnet crystals are from the Kayes Region of Mali.  Areas of this region have been prolific producers of several different mineral species including melanite. Diggings and small mines are operated by locale communes and villages. Andradite is a variety of garnet that contains the elelments Ca, Fe, Si and O. Melanite is the black variety of andradite.This specimen consists a mound-like formation of well defined crystals up to 40 mm across. This piece measures 2 1/4 x 1 7/8 x 1 1/2 inches or 57 x 47 x 38 mm

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Weight9 oz

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