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Melanite — specimen 0067, photo © NMNHS
Melanite — specimen 0067, photo © NMNHS

Melanitespecimen 0067


Southern Africa
South Africa
Melanite — specimen 0067, locality map

Weight: 1.79 ct; size: 9.11 | 7.14 | 3.10 mm; shape: oval; colour: black; clarity: opaque; cut: fair; treatment: none.

Clean, opaque specimen; mixed style cut.

Other specimens
Melanite — specimen 0515Melanite — specimen 0517Melanite — specimen 0634Melanite — specimen 0641Melanite — specimen 0645

More information from ‘Classification’

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