Demantoid Garnet on Feldspar - NER 054

Demantoid garnet crystal sitting on feldspar

Measurements:  50 x 40 x 28 mm

Description:  A green demantoid garnet crystal (11 x 08 mm) sits on feldspar, which has several crystallized faces, some being coated with (?)hematite. The garnet has a tiny piece of (?)schorl partially embedded in its side.

The garnet has a large nick on one of its sides.

Weight of Specimen:  29.5

Chemical Composition:  Ca3Fe32+(SiO4)3 (garnet)                                                                      KAlSi3O8 (feldspar) 

Hardness on Mohs Scale:  (garnet) 6.5-7
                                           (feldspar) 
      

Location:  Erongo, Namibia.

Specimen Code:  NER 054

US $ 28
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