Andradite -classic locale
Dognaczka, Banat Mountains
Caras Severin Co.,
6.4 x 4.6 x 4.8 CM (cabinet)
Glassy isolated crystals of Andradite with some Calcite presenting several habits. Some Garnet crystals here show uncommon cubic faces, and reach to 2.1 CM. An older specimen dating back to the era when this was part of Hungary.
Classic locality specimen with well formed Garnets up to 1.9 CM across. These brown crystals contrast well with a blue Calcite and Feldspar matrix. This locality has produced both Adradite and Grossular in the skarn and this was previously identified as Grossular but it likely is zoned and has at least some Andradite. The main crystals are complete and in undamaged condition. There are some smaller and one has damage though it is not distracting. The matrix on this is especially nice and the isolation of the crystals is far better than any other I have seen .