Spessartine, Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz)
Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
Small Cabinet, 5.9 x 5.0 x 3.8 cm
A beautiful and aesthetic plate dominated by a leaning, pristine, glassy, 4.2 cm smoky quartz crystal. The two smoky quartzes and the plate are richly covered with very gemmy, orange spessartine garnets to 6 mm. This is a highly representative example of the recent finds from Tongbei, China.