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Andradite - Grossular series (Grandite aka Mali Garnet)
Sadiola Mine
Kayes Region, Mali
4.3 x 4.1 x 3.8 CM (miniature)
price: $70
Late Summer 2021

A rather sharp, well-striated Garnet crystal with several edge and face modifications. The exterior is a mahogany brown but a gemmy green interior is seen in several geometric pits on the crystal where smaller Garnets were attached. This intermediate form of Garnet can be a mixture, or in this case, zoned with both species. The old name for this was Grandite and some have called these Mali Garnet. An affordable example of this interesting type of Garnet.




Andradite - Grossular series (Grandite aka Mali Garnet)
Sadiola Mine
Kayes Region, Mali
4.3 x 4.1 x 3.8 CM (miniature)
price: $70
Late Summer 2021

A rather sharp, well-striated Garnet crystal with several edge and face modifications. The exterior is a mahogany brown but a gemmy green interior is seen in several geometric pits on the crystal where smaller Garnets were attached. This intermediate form of Garnet can be a mixture, or in this case, zoned with both species. The old name for this was Grandite and some have called these Mali Garnet. An affordable example of this interesting type of Garnet.