Spessartine, Albite
Shengus (Shingus), Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 8.9 x 6.3 x 5.0 cm
A sprinkling of gemmy, wine-red spessartine garnets, to 1 cm (though most are smaller), on a snow-white, euhedral crystal of albite with gleaming faces. The isolation of the garnets, as well as the sharp faces of the albite crystal (rather than a clunky chunk) are what make this specimen attractive.