MLF25 Andradite Garnet
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
6.1x 5.5x 3.1 cm
$385

An exceptionally good andradite specimen from Huanggang.  Andradite has been coming out since the early days of the discovery around 2011, though seldom have these specimens contained crystals with this degree of sharpness and finesse.  There are examples with larger crystals, but they always have compound faces, and most pieces with smaller crystals tend to be tightly packed jumbles.

After having seen thousands of these, this (and the other one posted) really stood out for combination of crystal size/ distinctness with sharp edges and clean faces.  Furthermore, these andradites tend to form in layers-- in some places you can see through the outermost layer to the one below, with creates an interesting outline on some faces. 









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