Demantoid Garnet Rough and Cut
Lot 1235
Demantoid Garnet Rough and Cut
US$ 2,000 - 3,000
£1,200 - 1,800
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Natural History Los Angeles
12 Dec 2010 10:00 PST

Auction 18406
Demantoid Garnet Rough and Cut
Lot Details
Demantoid Garnet Rough and Cut
Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar
Madagascar is a country of incredible mineral wealth, well known for its celestites, tourmalines and a range of other gems. However it was not until the Spring of 2009 that it became known for a new, very limited deposit of demantoid garnets of brilliant color. This is an excellent cabinet specimen in which the drusy surface is scattered with bright chartreuse green dodecahedral crystals as well as small quartz crystal clusters. Measures 3 ½ x 4 ½ in; together with an oval-cut stone weighing approximately 2.20 carats and measuring 9.5 x 7.5 x 3.5mm. (2)
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