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Melanite — specimen 0641, photo © NMNHS
Melanite — specimen 0641, photo © NMNHS

Melanitespecimen 0641


Southern Africa
South Africa
Melanite — specimen 0641, locality map

Weight: 0.80 ct; size: 6.70 | 4.13 | 2.83 mm; shape: octagon; colour: black; clarity: opaque; cut: excellent; treatment: none.

Clean specimen; design ‘Octangulum’, excellent cut by Tan Pen.

Other specimens
Melanite — specimen 0067Melanite — specimen 0515Melanite — specimen 0517Melanite — specimen 0634Melanite — specimen 0645

More information from ‘Classification’

From the Greek word μελανός (melanos), ‘black’. A black Ti-bearing variety of andradite garnet.