Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng
Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
5.8x 5.1 cm
of very large, greenish andradite garnets from Hunaggang. I
first saw these at Tucson 2010, but the prices were kind of high, so
I didnít buy any then. Along with the
ilvaites and manganocalcites, these were some of the first specimens
to hit the market.
a lot like the pieces from Stanley Butte, AZ, Mendoza Argentina, El
Mochito Honduras, or any of the other places that have produced
large plates of andradite.
interesting to note however, the differences in color from specimen
to specimen-- on some pieces, the individual crystals seem to be
composed of multiple layers, giving rise to very interesting
the case with this piece-- I normally don't post images of contact
points, but of you look at the lower right image you will see the
concentric bands of differently colored garnet generations. A
very interesting piece.