A fine rich dark olive green color Demantoid Garnet thumbnail specimen. It is from Antetezambato, Ambanja District, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar, and the size is 2.5 x 2.4 x 2 cm with the Garnet cluster being 1.3 x 1 x 0.8 cm. This piece features a nice glassy and gemmy Demantoid Garnet crystals stacked together (total of 4 xls) perched on a yellowish matrix that was actually sedimentary rock which has been metamorphosed (metasomatized) into micro-crystallized garnet crystals. There is no damage to this specimen, super clean.
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