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Demantoid

Former collection Lehmann (CH) & Christian Mavris
Classic Locality

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Description
Locality: 
Sferlun Mine, Malenco Valley, Lombardy, Italy
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
11.5 × 4.3 × 2.9 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.40cm
Weight: 
161.00gr
Description

Beautiful cabinet sized demantoid specimen on matrix, with the garnets featuring dark olive green color crystals. Over two dozens of gemmy demantoids  cover one face of the matrix, textbook shaped, with good lustre, and often with good transparency too. Excellent color contrast with the candid white asbestos fibers which remains around the crystals, evidencing a non-thorough cleaning of the specimen. 

In great conditions provided a few very minor peripheral contacts.

An excellent classic Alpine specimen from the 80s, it comes with a former handwritten Lehmann label (CH). The bottom of the specimen was sawn for better display. 

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Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Demantoid

Variety Of: 

Andradite

Formula: 
Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Strunz: 
9.AD.25
Hardness: 
6.5 - 7.0

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