Spessartine, Quartz, Albite (Var: Cleavelandite)
Heinuchal, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Cabinet, 10.9 x 10.6 x 6.4 cm
On a large mound of matrix are sprinkled deep wine-red, very lustrous spessartines to one centimeter, standing out against the stark white cleavelandite and quartz. There are some euhedral quartz crystals as well, and embedded in the matrix are small books of muscovite.