Spessartine, Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz)
Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
Cabinet, 10.8 x 7.8 x 3.4 cm
Gemmy and lustrous, burnt orange spessartine garnets to 5 mm richly cover the mounded cabinet-sized feldspar matrix on this fine specimen from recent finds at Tongbei, China. The 5.0 cm, lustrous, translucent, partially garnet-coated smoky quartz crystal is a fine accent. Highly representative combination material from this noted locale.