073 Andradite, Melanite

 

Location:

Breithorn, Gorner glacier area, Zermatt, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland

 

Description:

Individual and overgrown highly lustrous melanite on bright matrix. (Melanite is a glossy black garnet gemstone that is sometimes referred to as "titanium andradite" due to its titanium content.) Undamaged, the backside is cut.

 

Size: 6.8 x 4.5 x 2 cm

 

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