Spessartine, Albite, Muscovite
Shengus (Shingus), Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 8.4 x 6.5 x 5.6 cm
What makes this specimen special is not just the big, gemmy wine-red spessartine (2 cm), but how it is nestled amongst these thick, euhedral books of muscovite, themselves surrounded by EUHEDRAL (not blobby) snow-white albite. The effect is a truly fetching combo specimen.