Spessartine, Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz)
Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
Small Cabinet, 9.3 x 2.9 x 2.4 cm
A SUPER SHOWY Chinese specimen. Gemmy and lustrous, orange spessartine garnets completely wrap a complexly terminated, translucent and striated smoky quartz crystal. This complete all-around beauty is very nearly pristine, with only a couple of super trivial terminations bruises, which are barely noticeable. A super single.