Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz), Spessartine
Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
Small Cabinet, 8.0 x 4.5 x 4.2 cm
A very fine specimen of this now very-well-known combination from Tongbei, but from original early 1990s finds there, so very different in style than more recent specimens. Here, you have intense red jewel-like crystals to 0.5 cm, richly covering a stark white matrix that shows through attractively in spots, with a number of smoky quartz crystals but one dominant one that "makes" the piece (in superb condition) .