Spessartine Garnet and Schorl in Albite
Little Three Mine, Ramona, San Diego County, California, USA
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 6.0 x 5.0 cm
Ex. Chris Korpi
A CLASSIC San Diego garnet, most likely dating to the Louis Spalding Sr. era of mining when the best all came out of this small mine in remote San Diego County. This is a SUPER specimen as it features a crystal which is not only large (2.5 cm) but sharply formed whereas most of them are etched and partially dissolved. Large, intact spessartines of this size are very scarce on the market and even in the major collections in San Diego where they are considered one of the top collectibles from the area.