Spessartine, Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz)
Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
Small Cabinet, 6.1 x 4.5 x 2.0 cm
This combination from Tongbei is a very familiar one. Generally, however, you see a plate of feldspar with a field of spessartines and some smoky points sticking up. But here, the combination has formed a free-standing cluster with very little matrix present at all.