Spessartine, Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz), Albite
Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
Small Cabinet, 7.5 x 7.1 x 5.4 cm
A dramatic and aesthetic specimen of a large, sharp, lightly etched, translucent and lustrous smoky quartz crystal jutting vertically off a matrix of spessartine-coated white albite. The gemmy orange to brown spessartines partially grow up the sides of the smoky. Displayed to best advantage, the small bits of damage atop the smoky termination is very much minimalized and it presents like a more expensivce specimen. 7.5 x 7.1 x 5.4 cm