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Item #10315
$ 1,500
Andradite pseudomorph of Hedenbergite
Huanggang, Inner Mongolia, China

I have only seen a handful of Andradite pseudomorphs after Heddenbergite from Huanggang. This is by far the nicest of them. The main pseudomorph is very sharp and preserves the shape of the original Heddenbergite. In back, the pseudomorph is not quite complete, so there is actually a partial hollow where Heddenbergite used to be. There is no damage on the piece. Small clear to milky quartz crystals are scattered on the base, adding a little contrast. I am sure the other towers of garnet are also pseudos, they just aren't as well formed as the central group. The piece looks like it was made to order! 7.3 x 7.5 x 4.3 cm

You can see a similar but much less aesthetic piece for $2400 here.

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