Spessartine, Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz)
Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
Cabinet, 11.1 x 9.4 x 6.8 cm
A LARGE plate of what is now "the" familiar Tongbei combo: a field of bright, flashy, gemmy little spessartines in combination with smoky quartz points on a stark white feldspar matrix. The large compound crystal of smoky quartz measures 4 cm in height. Beautiful!