Navegadora Mine (Navegador Mine; Orozimbo Mine), Penha do Norte, Conselheiro Pena, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
Toenail, 3.0 x 2.8 x 2.1 cm
The recent discovery of these highly etched but completely terminated spessartine garnets created quite a stir. The sculptural aesthetics, luster and clarity are superb, which are complemented by the lovely wine-red color. This is an excellent example of this recent find because it is so gemmy while most are a bit thick to see the color so nicely without holding them on top of a flashlight.