- Spessartine on Spodumene with Smoky Quartz
- Small Cabinet, 5.7 x 3.5 x 2.3 cm
- Dara-i-Pech pegmatite field, Chapa Dara District, Konar Province, Afghanistan
- Ex. Herb Obodda
Rare combination - in fact, from just one pocket, that I know of! An excellent, rich orange Spessartine perched beautifully on a gemmy, light yellow Spodumene. The modified dodecahedron is 1.2 cm across, with good luster and very good color. The Spodumene is quite gemmy, with a fractured and partially healed termination. The small Smokies are exceptionally sharp and gemmy. Very good aesthetics, and a not all that common combination.