Mineral Specimen #4571 Andradite-Grossular Series Garnet
Kembele, Arrondissement Diakon, Cercle de Bafoulabe, Kayes Region, Mali
6.3 x 6.1 x 5.2 cmLargest XL is 3.0 x 3.2 cm
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A mass of well formed Garnet crystals, the color of which is dark brown, almost black. In places, there is a thin layer missing revealing another darker layer. At the edges of this top layer, the color is a lighter, orange/brown. The surfaces of the crystals are very smooth with a high luster (with the exception of the darker, exposed, lower layers.
Flaws: There are a few chips on a few of the edges and corners of the crystals. There is bruising on the edges where the upper layer is missing.
This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Africa | Garnets | Minerals Priced Between 50 and 99 Dollars