Spessartine, Quartz, Feldspar Group
Shengus (Shingus), Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 7.5 x 5.3 x 4.4 cm
A sharp, wine-red crystal of spessartine garnet (one centimeter) sits right beside a quartz crystal, on this specimen from the collection of Bill Larson. The crystals formed on the flat face of a euhedral crystal of feldspar, rather than the usual formless blob, making the specimen really attractive.