Spessartine on Albite
Toenail, 3.1 x 2.7 x 2.0 cm
Little Three Mine, Ramona District, San Diego Co., California

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.