Spessartine, Muscovite, Albite
Skardu, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 6.4 x 5.5 x 3.4 cm
Ex. Martin Zinn
What a beautifully balanced and aesthetic specimen out of the collection of Marty Zinn! What makes this specimen special, I think, is that the matrix albite, instead of being a formless lump, is euhedral, with one of the flat faces forming the backdrop for the muscovites and spessartines. So they are presented in a form that is rare, with all the crystals on the same plane. The largest spessartine measures 1.4 cm across. Ex. Marty Zinn Collection.