Spessartine, Microcline
Shengus (Shingus), Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 8.5 x 7.5 x 4.4 cm
Gemmy, glassy, deep-red crystals of spessartine to 0.5 cm are isolated on a EUHEDRAL crystal of microcline (which makes the specimen much more attractive than if they were sitting on a clunky, shapeless matrix). There are more than a dozen pretty crystals here.