Specimen #632

Name: Andradite Crystals on Matrix

Type: Mineral

Locality: Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Favorite? N

Fluorescent? N

Size: 11.5 x 8 x 5.1 cm

Weight: 347

Acquired: 2008-04-22

Source: Hummingbird Minerals

Label: Y

Comment: A dense covering of dark red brown Andradite crystals on a light tan matrix. The crystals are large and sharp to 8mm with milky translucense. Some crystals have a strange pseudohexagonal structure. Ex-Richard V. Gaines Collection

Minerals: Andradite (Ca3Fe+++2(SiO4)3)

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