A wonderful well-formed dodecahedral group of the famous "rainbow" Andradite Garnets from the famous Kohse Mine. At first glance, these crystals appear to have some kind of artificial coating, but it turns out that the brilliant iridescence is 100% natural! There are actually a few places in the world where rainbow Andradite is found. The Japanese specimens are the most desirable and sought after. The colors exhibited can range from warm reds, oranges and pinks to cool blues and greens. This particular piece shows notably sharp and very smooth faces with a beautiful mix of pink, yellow, orange, blue and green metallic flashes on the surface of the faces. The best aspect of the piece is that it doesn't have the typical flat circular "water spots" that can ruin the appearance. Instead, the surface of every face is unblemished on the display side. The piece is complete on the front, contacted on the back, but it's still a very attractive representative example of this rare material. If you're a Garnet collector, you should have one of these in your collection. They're so beautiful and unique for a commonly known species. These crystals are rare on the market as the locality is completely off limits to collectors, and NO MORE specimens will be coming out, so if you want one of these, don't miss out on this opportunity, because they will just become harder to get as the years go on.
Locality: Kohse Mine, Tenkawa village, Yoshino-gun, Nara Prefecture, Kinki Region, Honshu Island, Japan
Specimen Size: 1.1 x 0.8 x 0.5 cm (thumbnail)
Largest Crystal: 8 mm
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