A fine and typically mini of Demantoid and here we have numerous of these green, multifaced Demantoid crystals accompanied by fibrous Asbestos. This is clearly one of the great Italian Alpine classics. Andradite variety Demantoid garnets from Val Malenco (the Malenco Valley) are some of the most prized Alpine garnet specimens in the world. This very showy specimen features a "ball" of matrix covered with sharp, gemmy, lustrous, rich green colour dodecahedra. A fine and classic specimen with just a small but visible imperfection.