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Andradite (Demantoid and Topazolite) Garnets
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Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31031a.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31031b.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31031c.JPG]


No. ANDMAD31031 - $ 500.00

Andradite (var: Demantoid)

Locality: Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar

Specimen Size: 3.9 x 3.0 x 2.2 cm (miniature)
Largest Crystal: 7 mm


Dozens of sparklingly bright, gemmy bright green color modified dodecahedral/trapezohedral crystals sit on a layer of contrasting white metamorphosed sedimentary rock with micro pale green Demantoid crystals near the base of the larger crystals. Virtually damage free all the way around.



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Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31032a.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31032b.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31032c.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31032d.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31032e.JPG]


No. ANDMAD31032 - $ 600.00

Andradite (var: Demantoid)

Locality: Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar

Specimen Size: 3.9 x 2.8 x 1.8 cm (miniature)
Largest Crystal: 8 mm


Both sides of this attractive miniature specimen hosts dozens of beautiful GEM/gemmy, sharp, lustrous, attractive modified dodecahedral/trapezohedral crystals with a gorgeous green color (with a slight blue overtone) on a micro pale yellow-green Andradite matrix. The piece can be displayed from either side and is a gorgeous specimen for quality and crystal arrangement.



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Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31033a.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31033b.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31033c.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31033d.JPG]


No. ANDMAD31033 - SOLD

Andradite (var: Demantoid)

Locality: Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar

Specimen Size: 5.1 x 2.9 x 2.3 cm (miniature)
Largest Crystal: 6 mm


A beautiful display specimen that is packed with superb quality, sharp, lustrous modified dodecahedral/trapezohedral crystals, some of which are nearly WATER-CLEAR in clarity and range in color from a strong yellow-green to a true green hue. The crystals are sitting atop a piece of metamorphosed sedimentary rock matrix creating a beautiful color contrast. Virtually damage free and full of crystals!



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Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31034a.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31034b.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31034c.JPG]


No. ANDMAD31034 - $ 225.00

Andradite (var: Demantoid)

Locality: Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar

Specimen Size: 3.7 x 2.3 x 2.0 cm (miniature)
Largest Crystal: 8 mm


A sculptural and eye-catching small miniature sized specimen with good sized, GEM/gemmy, yellow-green to blue-green color dodecahedral crystals (some of which have trapezohedral modifications) with a small amount of micro Andradite and metamorphosed sedimentary rock matrix. A very three dimensional display specimen with beautiful crystals that can be better appreciated in person as they were fairly difficult to photograph.



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Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31035a.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31035b.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31035c.JPG]


No. ANDMAD31035 - $ 400.00

Andradite (var: Demantoid)

Locality: Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar

Specimen Size: 4.5 x 3.6 x 1.4 cm (miniature)
Largest Crystal: 8 mm


One of the most AESTHETIC specimens in the update featuring an isolated "cluster" of superb quality, very sharp, rather lustrous, GEM/gemmy green color modified dodecahedral/trapezohedral crystals of Demantoid sitting on a matrix of yellow-green micro crystallized Andradite matrix. The crystals are just beaitful and could not be more aesthetically arranged on the matrix. To find isolated crystals perched UP on matrix like is certainly rare from this locality. A very worthwhile miniature.



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Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31036a.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31036b.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31036c.JPG]


No. ANDMAD31036 - SOLD

Andradite (var: Demantoid)

Locality: Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar

Specimen Size: 6.3 x 4.3 x 2.8 cm (small cabinet)
Largest Crystal: 1.0 cm


A lovely "mound" of excellent Demantoid crystals sitting beautifully in the middle of a piece matrix comprising metamorphosed sedimentary rock and micro Andradite crystals. The piece is in wonderful condition and has a great three-dimensional quality that is not often seen in pieces from this locality. Despite some very minor sub-surface inclusions, the main Demantoid crystal is incredibly beautiful and nearly WATER-CLEAR with a gorgeous internal green color.



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Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31037a.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31037b.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31037d.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31037c.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31037e.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31037f.JPG]


No. ANDMAD31037 - $ 650.00

Andradite (var: Demantoid)

Locality: Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar

Specimen Size: 6.5 x 5.5 x 4.6 cm (small cabinet)
Largest Crystal: 7.5 mm


Superb, mirror bright, highly lustrous, GEM quality modified dodecahedral/trapezohedral crystals of Demantoid which are so wonderfully water-clear that you can see right through them to the underlying matrix! This piece is reminiscent of those from Val Malenco in Italy, and looks better in person than the photos would indicate. The sheer glassy faces of the crystals is only seen in a small percentage of specimens from this find!



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Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31038a.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31038b.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31038c.JPG]


No. ANDMAD31038 - SOLD

Andradite (var: Demantoid)

Locality: Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar

Specimen Size: 2.7 x 2.7 x 1.2 cm (thumbnail)
Largest Crystal: 9 mm


A virtually pristine, attractive, gemmy "cluster" of sharp, lustrous, yellow-green modified dodecahedral/trapezohedral crystals of Demantoid are aesthetically perched atop a thin piece of sedimentary matrix which is coated by micro crystallized Andradite. Some of the crystals are transparent in areas, and the piece could easily be trimmed down to fit into a one-inch cube to create a fantastic, competition worthy thumbnail.



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Andradite (var: Demantoid) with Quartz from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31039a.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) with Quartz from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31039b.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) with Quartz from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31039c.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) with Quartz from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31039d.JPG]


No. ANDMAD31039 - $ 150.00

Andradite (var: Demantoid) with Quartz

Locality: Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar

Specimen Size: 3.1 x 2.0 x 1.6 cm (thumbnail)
Largest Crystal: 4 mm


One of the few specimens associated with Quartz in the lot. It features a group of milky white prismatic Quartz crystals which hosts a few small but attractive, translucent green dodecahedra of Demantoid near the base of the piece. One of the few of its kind that I have seen from this locality. Very eye-catching!

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Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31040a.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31040b.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31040c.JPG]


No. ANDMAD31040 - $ 450.00

Andradite (var: Demantoid)

Locality: Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar

Specimen Size: 5.7 x 4.2 x 2.5 cm (small cabinet)
Largest Crystal: 9 mm


A unique "curled" piece of micro crystallized Andradite matrix plays host to several gemmy, golden-green color modified dodecahedral/trapezohedral crystals with good luster and splendid form. An unusually showy piece with fine quality crystals.



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Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31041a.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31041b.JPG]


No. ANDMAD31041 - $ 200.00

Andradite (var: Demantoid)

Locality: Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar

Specimen Size: 1.8 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm (thumbnail)
Largest Crystal: 1.0 cm


A wonderful thumbnail featuring one predominant GEM quality, sharp, rather lustrous, well formed, slightly compressed trapezohedron of Demantoid with a few secondary crystals and a minor amount of micro crystallized Andradite matrix. The sensational glassy luster combined with the size and gemminess of the crystals are certainly rare for the species.

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Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31042a.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31042b.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31042c.JPG]


No. ANDMAD31042 - $ 325.00

Andradite (var: Demantoid)

Locality: Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar

Specimen Size: 2.0 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm (thumbnail)


Essentially this is a just a large near "floater" single crystal of Demanoid with well-defined dodecahedral faces, marvelous green color, and impessive GEM quality areas which are best seen when the crystal is backlit. The crystal faces have a slightly "stepped" growth which gives it a unique appearance.

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Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31043a.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31043b.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31043c.JPG]


No. ANDMAD31043 - $ 225.00

Andradite (var: Demantoid)

Locality: Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar

Specimen Size: 1.6 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm (thumbnail)
Largest Crystal: 7 mm


A prime thumbnail specimen comprising several, razor sharp, GEM quality (some crystals are little water-clear jewels), with textbook dodecahedral from (some crystals have slight trapezohedral modifications) and amazingly rich green color. The presesnce of a minor amount of matrix and micro crystallized Andradite is a great touch to this terrific thumbnail.

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Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31044a.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31044b.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31044c.JPG]


No. ANDMAD31044 - $ 225.00

Andradite (var: Demantoid)

Locality: Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar

Specimen Size: 2.2 x 1.9 x 1.4 cm (thumbnail)
Largest Crystal: 1.2 cm


A great thumbnail specimen which is just packed with several very good sized, sharp, lustrous, gemmy yellow-green color modified dodecahedral/trapezohedral crystals of Demantoid creating a small "cluster" that can be displayed from several angles. Virtually damage free on the display side and loaded with crystals.

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Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31045a.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31045b.JPG]


No. ANDMAD31045 - $ 300.00 SOLD

Andradite (var: Demantoid)

Locality: Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar

Specimen Size: 2.0 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm (thumbnail)
Largest Crystal: 1.4 cm


Perhaps the best thumbnail in the lot and it is easy to see why. A pair of good sized (the larger one is over 1/2 inch!), very sharp, highly lustrous, translucent, green trapezohedral crystals of Demantoid are accompanied by a small "sidecar" crystal on the bottom, along with an appropriately size bit of micro crystallized pale yellow Andradite matrix. The piece is virtually damage free, with minor matrix on the back of the crystals. A lovely thumbnail that is as nice as others I have seen priced at 4 times as much as this one!

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Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31046a.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31046b.JPG]


No. ANDMAD31046 - $ 350.00 SOLD

Andradite (var: Demantoid)

Locality: Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar

Specimen Size: 1.4 x 1.4 x 1.0 cm (thumbnail)
Largest Crystal: 9 mm


When a piece has the sheer visual appeal like this one, size really does not matter. When I selected this piece, it immediately reminded me of the famous Grossular from Jeffrey Quarry in Canada on the cover of the Mineralogical Record, September - October 1982 as the mian crystal has the similar modified dodecahedral form. In addition to the great aesthetics, the QUALITY of the crystals is sensational as they are all very sharp, highly lustrous, and when backlit, show a vivid GEM/gemmy green color.

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Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31047a.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31047b.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31047c.JPG]


No. ANDMAD31047 - SOLD

Andradite (var: Demantoid)

Locality: Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar

Specimen Size: 2.3 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm (thumbnail)
Largest Crystal: 1.1 cm


An excellent, good sized dodecahedral crystal with slight trapezohedral modifications and superb luster, sharpness and color is associated with a few secondary crystals on a narrow pedestal of micro crystallized pale yellow-green Andradites. Virtually damage free from every angle with wonderful aesthetics!



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Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31048a.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31048b.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31048c.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31048d.JPG]


No. ANDMAD31048 - $ 350.00 SOLD

Andradite (var: Demantoid)

Locality: Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar

Specimen Size: 1.8 x 1.8 x 1.0 cm (thumbnail)
Largest Crystal: 7.5 mm


A marvelous cluster of GLASS-like, razor-sharp, GEM quality, trapezohedral crystals with a beautiful green color and minor matrix on the reverse side. Simply put, the piece looks BETTER in person, and for quality, you couldn't ask for better Demantoid crystals.

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Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31049a.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31049b.JPG]


No. ANDMAD31049 - $ 200.00

Andradite (var: Demantoid)

Locality: Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar

Specimen Size: 3.2 x 2.2 x 1.2 cm (miniature)
Largest Crystal: 1.1 cm


The main modified dodecahedral/trapezohedral crystal on this specimen with its glassy luster, smooth faces and beautiful form sits among dozens of excellent quality smaller modified dodecahedral/trapezohedral crystals with a very pleasing green hue. The crystals have grown on a thin layer of micro crystallized pale yellow-green Andradite. A lovely "toenail" sized specimen that actually has a slight bluish tinge to the crystals.

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Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31050a.jpg] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31050b.JPG]


No. ANDMAD31050 - $ 250.00

Andradite (var: Demantoid)

Locality: Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar

Specimen Size: 1.6 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm (thumbnail)
Largest Crystal: 9 mm


A VERY cool thumbnail specimen with two clearly different habit crystals side by side! There is a great mix of textbook trapezohedral and dodecahedral crystals, and neither habit has any modifications of the other! Internally, these glassy, sharp crystals show superb gemminess (some areas are WATER-CLEAR) and a very eye-catching green hue. Without a doubt one of the better thumbnails that I have seen, and certainly unique with respect to the crystal habits.

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Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31051a.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31051b.JPG]


No. ANDMAD31051 - $ 200.00

Andradite (var: Demantoid)

Locality: Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar

Specimen Size: 1.6 x 1.3 x 1.0 cm (thumbnail)
Largest Crystal: 1.3 cm


A predominant, VERY gemmy, razor-sharp, highly lustrous, trapezohedral crystal with minor dodecahedral modifications is intergrown with a secondary crystal of equal quality and minor matrix on the reverse side. The lovely yellow-green color, internal glass-like appearance and uncanny smooth faces are striking.

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Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31052a.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31052b.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31052c.JPG] Andradite (var: Demantoid) from Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [./andmad310/andmad31052d.JPG]


No. ANDMAD31052 - SOLD

Andradite (var: Demantoid)

Locality: Antetezambato, near the town of Nosy Faly, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar

Specimen Size: 2.3 x 2.0 x 1.6 cm (thumbnail)
Largest Crystal: 1.2 cm


There are a pair of very good sized, sharp, gemmy/translucent slightly modified dodecahedral crystals of Demantoid which are intergrown with a gemmy "cluster" of smaller beautiful green color crystals at the base of the piece. Great condition overall, and will certainly fill a "Perky" box.



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