Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
Small Cabinet, 5.6 x 4.8 x 4.3 cm
A large example of a spessartine garnet from a major find inTanzania. The full locality information for this deposit is near the town of Loliondo, close to Serengeti National Park and 7 km from the Kenyan border, W-NW of the north end of Lake Natron. Some of these are extremely large, and they typically get less transparent as the size gets larger. This is a very large one, and therefore accordingly less transparent, but there is one side that shows some good transparency and bright orange color. The other side is contacted. Weighs 250 grams.