A really excellent specimen of Andradite Garnet from Marki Khel, Afghanistan. The well formed sharp euhedral dodecahedral crystals of Andradite measure to 1.4cm. They form a major cluster of intergrown crystals which curve around on to the rear. The Andradite crystals appear to tumble down the length of the specimen. The Andradite is a very deep green with fine high luster, the crystal faces also reflecting flecks of lighter green. The Andradite is associated with areas of grey-green Chlorite which forms inter-grown circular books of crystals. One edge of the specimen has a band of parallel growth of green glassy Diopside, with other scattered crystals of the same mineral. A druse of gemmy yellow microcrystals of Epidote forms the base on which the other minerals have grown. A very interesting combination of metamorphic minerals from Afghanistan.