Spessartine Hat on Aquamarine on Albite
Shengus, Skardu, Gilgit, Pakistan
Miniature, 5.4 x 4.9 x 3.2 cm
Ex. Helmut Bruckner
A really complex combo piece, with an aquamarine shooting straight up through the crystallized albite feldpsar matrix (you can see it from underneath) like a fiber-optic cable of gem blue glass. On it is perched, wraparound, a spessartine garnet crystal that is pretty good on its own merits; plus the bonus that it is set up against the sharply crystallized white background. The terminated zigzag schorl at the base is a final bonus. Overall, one of the more cute combo specimens I have seen from here.