Spessartine, Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz), Orthoclase
Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
Small Cabinet, 7.0 x 5.2 x 5.1 cm
A classic, old-time and very showy combination specimen from the historic Elba Island of Italy. Extremely gemmy, orange spessartine garnets to 4 mm and lustrous smoky quartz crystals are aesthetically scattered on the orthoclase crystal matrix. The sharp, 4.0 x 2.2 cm, pearlescent, Carlsbad-twinned orthoclase crystal is superb. Ex. Richard Hauck Collection.