Spessartine, Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz)
Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
Miniature, 4.4 x 4.4 x 2.3 cm
An excellent and showy specimen of gemmy and lustrous, orangey-red spessartine garnets surrounding a pristine, very glassy, smoky quartz crystal from recent finds in Tongbei, China. The bit of feldspar matrix is a nice accent.