Spessartine, Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz)
Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
Small Cabinet, 8.4 x 4.9 x 3.4 cm
Compared to the usual Tongbei spessartine specimen, these crystals have a slightly silky luster to them that is really pretty - even compared to the usual adamantine luster. What is more, they are very transparent, as the slightly less reflective faces allow better vision into the gemmy interiors of the crystals. Finally, they have good size to them as well - to 0.7 cm.