Spessartine on Albite
Toenail, 3.1 x 2.7 x 2.0 cm
Little Three Mine, Ramona District, San Diego Co., California
Ex. Carl Acosta
Two generations of albite form the matrix for an aesthetically perched, glassy and gemmy, salmon orange colored spessartine crystal measuring 1 cm in length. The first generation of albite is bluish white and the second occurs in rosettes of ivory colored albite.