Spessartine, Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz)
Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
Small Cabinet, 8.2 x 6.6 x 4.9 cm
For Tongbei, a large smoky, with the now-familiar association of pretty little gemmy red-orange spessartines. This is a more "displayable" specimen than most, however, as the spessartines are not only on the smoky itself, but also on attached crystals of feldspar, which serve as a natural support and complement to the smoky. So it is not the typical plate of crystals sticking up with spessartines around them.