Spessartine, Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz)
Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
Cabinet, 11.0 x 8.5 x 4.3 cm
INCREDIBLY gemmy spessartines, like little jewels, are sprinkled and isolated all across this matrix, which itself is really attractive in that it is made up of euhedral crystals of light olive-green feldspar! Little smokies here and there add an attractive accent. The spessartines are not large (measuring to 0.3 cm), but are just so fine and bright. They have formed right on top of the feldspar crystals, including a large, textbook one, and are climbing up the sides of many of the smokies. 11.0 x 8.5 x 4.3 cm