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Melanite — specimen 0515, photo © NMNHS
Melanite — specimen 0515, photo © NMNHS

Melanitespecimen 0515


Southern Africa
South Africa
Melanite — specimen 0515, locality map

Weight: 0.68 ct; size: 6.17 | 5.22 | 3.21 mm; shape: oval; colour: black; clarity: opaque; cut: excellent; treatment: none.

Very clean specimen; design ‘Ovalimixtum ST 42-39’, excellent cut by Tan Pen.

Other specimens
Melanite — specimen 0067Melanite — 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.