Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
Miniature, 8.0 x 7.0 x 5.5 cm
An unusually transparent smoky of 3.9 cm rises in the back of the matrix, with spessartines not only around it, but clearly visible inside it. They formed on the surface of a quartz crystal that is phantomed inside it, and then the growth of the quartz crystal continued, engulfing the earlier crystal with the spessartines on it. There are lustrous spessartines to 0.6 cm scattered across the contrasting white matrix as well. 8 x 7 x 5.5 cm