Spessartine, Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz)
Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
Small Cabinet, 6.8 x 5.0 x 3.2 cm
This is a fine Spessartine and Smoky Quartz specimen from Tongbei. The garnets have a beautiful uniform deep orange color, excellent gemminess, and a terrific luster. Most of the Spessartines are 2-3 mm, but some actually reach .6 cm, and with their gemminess, they absolutely glow under light. There are five lovely terminated Smoky Quartz crystals, the largest of which reaches 2.2 cm.