Spessartine, Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz)
Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
Small Cabinet, 7.1 x 2.1 x 1.8 cm
This is a complex compound crystal of slightly smoky quartz, of unusual quality and transparency for these finds, providing a perfect setting for the jewel-like orangey-red spessartines climbing up its sides. Note the interesting triple-termination on top.