Spessartine, Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz)
Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
Small Cabinet, 7.8 x 5.3 x 4.2 cm
A striking, 5.2 cm, smoky quartz crystal "sentinel" is fully "clothed" on all sides with gemmy and lustrous, orange spessartines and "guards" impressive feldspar "porch" covered with spessartines and two smokyquartzes. Only the termination of the smoky lacks spessartines. The pointed termination is frosted. Complete all-around and pristine, this is an outstanding spessartine garnet and smoky quartz specimen from recent Chinese finds.