1.4" Andradite Garnet With Epidote Cluster - Imilchil, Morocco

 
This beautiful andradite garnet and epidote cluster is from Imilchil in Morocco.

Garnets are nesosilicates having the general formula X3Y2(Si O4)3. There are many species of garnet which are pyrope, almandine, spessartine, uvarovite, andradite and grossular (varieties of which are hessonite or cinnamon-stone and tsavorite).

Garnet species are found in many colors including red, orange, yellow, green, purple, brown, blue, black, pink, and colorless, with reddish shades most common.

Spessartine, often mistakenly referred to as spessartite, is a nesosilicate, manganese aluminium garnet species, Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3. The name is a derivative of Spessart in Bavaria, Germany, the type locality of the mineral.


DETAILS
SPECIES
Garnet var. Andradite
LOCATION
Imilchil, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco
SIZE
1.4 x .8"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#80507