Quartz w/ Spessartine Inclusions and Mica
Pedro Azul Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Toenail, 2.8 x 2.7 x 1.2 cm
Gem-clear crystal with superb luster and form. By itself, it is a wonderful specimen, but you include six tiny spessartine garnets and a .5 cm hexagonal book of mica growing attractively out of the quartz, and this becomes a KILLER thumbnail.