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Andradite : Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3

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Andradite : Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3

Copyright © Rob Lavinsky & irocks.com  - This image is copyrighted. Unauthorized reproduction prohibited.
Dimensions: 6.2 cm x 4.5 cm x 4 cm

6.2 x 4.5 x 4 cm. A killer specimen of California garnet out of the collection of Bill Larson. These are BIG, GLOSSY crystals, measuring to 2.5 cm across. They have the characteristic deep brownish-red color, with some flashes of red just under the surface.


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Photo added: 8th Apr 2008