Spessartine Garnet in Albite
Little 3 Mine, near Ramona, San Diego County, California, USA
Small Cabinet, 7.2 x 4.7 x 3.5 cm
This beautiful matrix specimen features a 1.5 cm, very GEMMY crystal perched in matrix of albite. It is MUCH better in person, brighter an dmore lustrous and sparkly! The garnet crystal is the seed of a daisychain of little garnet flecks that crawls through the pocket and to the back of the piece, perhaps grown from the partial etching of the original large crystal. RARE material, nowadays!