Spessartine Garnet on Galena
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Miniature, 4.2 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm
Ex. Martin Lewadny
Not surprisingly, good Aussie Garnets from Broken Hill, found in the early to mid 1900s, are hard to come by... so this excellent Spessartine is well worth looking at. The main crystal is lustrous, 2 cm in length!, and has a deep red surface sparkle to it that pleases the eye. In addition, there are numerous small and ultra-gemmy Spessartines populating the Galena plate. A nice find!