Black Melanite Andradite Garnet Crystals.
Dimensions (millimeters): 35 x 20 x 12
Dimensions (inches): 1.4 x .75 x .5
Origin: Ojos del Españoles Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico, mined in the 1980s
Melanite is the black variety of Andradite Garnet
Garnet is a family name for a group of minerals. Members of the family are andradite, grossular, almandine, pyrope and others. Because garnets are so well loved people have given them special names such as melanite, demantoid and topazolite. Garnet is January's Birthstone
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