Andradite var. Demantoid
Ambanja Dist., Diana Region, Antsiranana Prov., Northern
6.8x 3.6 cm
cabinet specimen of demantoid garnets on matrix.
Interestingly enough, the matrix is actually composed of
garnet, not sedimentary rock, as was originally thought.
with all of these, the color is best in sunlight. In
incandescent light, the green tends to look somewhat dull.
now most people know this, but the locality for these
specimens is situated in a mangrove swamp which gets flooded
by the tide every day.
the size, I think the price is quite reasonable given what
people have been asking for these....