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Mineral Specimen #4905    Two Generations of Quartz, Andradite Garnet, Hedenbergite

Mina El Mochito, Mochito, Honduras

A plate of Quartz crystals on a thin layer of Andradite. The crystals are slightly off white in color and have a good, shiny luster. There are Andradite crystals sprinkled across some of the Quartz crystals. These Garnet crystals range in size from very small, micros up to 2 mm. Almost all of the Garnet crystals are coated and in many cases. encased with a druze of very small, Quartz crystals. There are also areas on the larger Quartz crystals where there is more of this druze. The Andradite ranges in color from a light yellow/orange to a darker orange/brown. In places, the Andradite looks bruised, but examination under 10x reveals these lighter areas are due to the build up of the druze Quartz. Some of the larger Quartz crystals exhibit a corncob habit with subcrystal faces on the sides below the terminations. The surface of the Andradite matrix under the Quartz appears to be composed of dark colored crystals, a few of which are encased in the bases of the some of the larger crystals.

Condition: Good

Flaws: The termination of one of the largest Quartz crystals is chipped (the crystal is at the top in the second photo).

7.7 x 7.9 x 3.1 cm

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This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Latin America | Quartz | Garnets | Inosilicates | Minerals Priced Between 25 and 49 Dollars
This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Latin America | Quartz | Garnets | Inosilicates | Minerals Priced Between 25 and 49 Dollars