Garnet Hill Mine

Garnet Hill is a well known locality that has produced Epidote and Andradite specimens since the 1920s.  The prize specimens are the large, well formed Epidote crystals and extremely rare psuedomorphs. The locality is also known for abundant Andradite of moderate quality.  It is the different types of replacements of Quartz and Epidote after Andradite that collectors fail to notice, some with hollow casts in complete dodecahedral form. This batch focuses on such psuedomorphs and includes a variety of great examples. 


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C116 - Epidote after Andradite $ 200 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 120
Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm


Epidote after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c116a.jpg] Epidote after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c116b.jpg]

Pair of sharply formed green Epidote after Andradite crystals attached to Andradite.


C126 - Epidote after Andradite $ 100 SOLD
Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Epidote after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c126a.jpg] Epidote after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c126b.jpg] Epidote after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c126c.jpg]

Three smaller Epidote after Andradite crystals atop a larger Andradite crystal. Part of the surface of the smaller crystals has a remaining red veneer of Andradite. The backside is contacted which gives a 'window' to the interior of the crystals and shows alternating bands of Epidote and Andradite. An excellent example of this replacement.


C127 - Epidote after Andradite $ 300 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 180
Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California
miniature - 4.3 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Epidote after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c127a.jpg] Epidote after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c127b.jpg] Epidote after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c127c.jpg]

Sharp, deep green 2.5cm Epidote after Andradite crystal on matrix of Epidote and Andradite with smaller psudomorphs present. Good quality specimen of this rare replacement.


C128 - Epidote, Quartz after Andradite $ 250 SOLD
Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California
cabinet - 11 x 9 x 5.5 cm


Epidote, Quartz after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c128a.jpg] Epidote, Quartz after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c128b.jpg] Epidote, Quartz after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c128c.jpg] Epidote, Quartz after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c128d.jpg] Epidote, Quartz after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c128e.jpg] Epidote, Quartz after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c128f.jpg]

Large specimen composed of approximately 5mm-10mm thick 'shells' of large Andradite crystals, cast-like in form. The interiors (backside of specimen) have psuedomorphed to Epidote and Quartz with much of the Quartz elongating out into crystals and partial crystals. Large, unusual, and interesting example.



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