GROSSULAR ANDRADITE GARNET CRYSTAL – MALI

$60.00

For sale is an andradite garnet crystal from Mali, Africa. A top sized single crystal with good luster, the crystal is somewhat complex as seen from the pics. The crystal is fully terminated with a very small area at the rear bottom where it sat in contact with another crystal. A near perfect crystal of garnet var. andradite, with razor sharp form. These came out about 15 years ago and nothing has been seen since from the location, probably because there is a war going on in the area!

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For sale is an grosular andradite garnet crystal from Mali, Africa. A top sized single crystal with good luster, the crystal is somewhat complex as seen from the pics. The crystal is fully terminated with a very small area at the rear bottom where it sat in contact with another crystal. A near perfect crystal of garnet var. andradite, with razor sharp form. These came out about 15 years ago and nothing has been seen since from the location, probably because there is a war going on in the area! Ex Paul Melville collection, ex Demetrius Pohl collection. Please remember our prices are in Australian dollars.  Pers0nal correspondenced with Demetrius Pohl, give more information on this specimen, “could never ascertain where the few of this color and habit actually came from. COmmune DIAKON IS AN ADMINiSTRATIVE REGION of ABout 2100 Sq Km that includes most of the productive Garnet and Prehnite Localities in Mali. ThE GARNET IS ACTUALLY A Grossular-andradite and was dug some time between 1994 (first discovery of garnet in area and 2005). not many of this habit were found.” Thanks Demnetrius.

DiaKON, BAFOULABE CIRCLE, KAYES REGION, MALI.

28  x 23 x 16mm.