For sale is a large somewhat complex complete grossular garnet from Kayes Region, Mali. This impressive crystals is by color , actually three color if lighting is used, see pics, of the piece lite from behind. All other pic are in natural light with no back lighting. This specimen is fully crystallized all around, except where it was attached to matrix on a portion of the rear. Unlike the vast majority of the crystals from this location (and most of Mali) this crystal has NO edge wear, the crystal faces are clean and it has very decent luster. There are no dings of cleave on this specimen. Ex Demetrious Pohl, ex Paul Melville collection, with label. This specimen is way way better in person, the luster just is not captured!
SANDARE, CERCLE DE NIORO DU SAHEL, KAYES REGION, MALI.
32 x 25 x 12mm.