Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz), Spessartine, Feldspar Group
Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
Small Cabinet, 8.5 x 8.0 x 6.5 cm
A fine, large specimen of this now very-well-known combo from Tongbei, but from original early 1990s finds there, so very different in style than more recent specimens. Here, you have a matrix of roughly euhedral feldspar crystals that provide a strikingly contrasting background for the little spessartine "jewels" isolated on them. A lone crystal of smoky quartz juts out of the top of the specimen.