Spessartine, Quartz
Navegadora Mine (Navegador Mine; Orozimbo Mine), Penha do Norte, Conselheiro Pena, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
Miniature, 3.6 x 2.9 x 2.3 cm
A surreal and superbly etched, but completely terminated spessartine garnet from the recent Brazilian find. The luster and clarity are superb, and are complimented by the lovely wine-red color. The gemminess and the stepped patterns on this particular piece are amazing. The little, 4 mm, doubly terminated, gem quartz crystal perched on one edge is a fine accent. A very high quality spessartine from this find. Weighs 32 grams.