Spessartine, Quartz
Navegadora Mine (Navegador Mine; Orozimbo Mine), Penha do Norte, Conselheiro Pena, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
Thumbnail, 2.4 x 2.0 x 1.4 cm
A DRAMATIC spessartine garnet capped by a doubly terminated quartz crystal! The recent discovery of these highly etched but completely terminated spessartine garnets created quite a splash, and you can see why. The luster and clarity are superb, which are complemented by the lovely wine-red color. The stepped patterns on this particular piece are amazing! This fine piece is beautifully and uniquely accented by the doubly terminated quartz crystal on top!