Andradite Garnet
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Andradite Garnet

Specimen # 101468
Mineral: Andradite Garnet
Location: Andradite Garnet, Marki Khel, Spin Ghar Range, Khogyani District, Nangharhar, Afghanistan
Size: 3.5 x 3.1 x 2.4 cm


Detailed Description

This specimen features sharp, lustrous andradite crystals up to 1.1 cm. The andradites are mostly dark green, with a little bit of brown tinting in places. A second generation of light green sparking andradite crystals is light green in colour. Small sharp epidote crystals are in association. In excellent condition – no damage. Stands for display as photographed – a beautiful andradite.

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About these Andradites

These andradites come from a mountainous border region of Afghanistan near Pakistan. It is an area that has been quite dangerous and sometimes inaccessible in recent times. The first specimens from the Spin Ghar range became known in the late 1980s and sporadic finds have been made since then.

Additional information

Dimensions 35 × 31 × 24 cm