Brucite on Andradite
N Chwaning Mine, Kalahari Fields, Kuruman
Northern Cape Province,
7.8 x 6.4 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
A pearly-blue ball of Brucite crystals sits neatly on top of a contrasting Andradite matrix. An attractive setting for this usually unimpressive mineral, this is quite esthetic and in fine condition. The matrix is well-crystallized on all sides, so it is a floater and the Garnets are especially lustrous on the back side. This would be a really nice specimen of Andradite on its own, but with the Brucite this is especially choice.