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MD-121717
Spessartine, Feldspar Group, Muscovite
Small Cabinet, 5.3 x 3.8 x 3.4 cm
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
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A deep red, intensely gemmy spessartine garnet, measuring 1.5 cm, sits right next to a snowy white crystal of orthoclase, surrounded by silvery, bladed muscovite. The lower part of the spessartine has a natural contact where it grew against matrix or another crystal, but it is complete.