Spessartine, Orthoclase
Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
Miniature, 3.8 x 1.4 x 0.9 cm
A really cute and UNUSUAL Chinese specimen. Gemmy and lustrous, orange spessartine garnets to 7 mm are attractively attached on both ends to a sharp, glassy, partially corroded, narrow orthoclase crystal. The large spessartine "crown" at one end, above the eaten away orthoclase is neat and unusual.