Spessartine Garnet
Rutherford Mines, Amelia, Virginia, USA
Miniature, 3.7 x 2.6 x 1.5 cm
Ex. Bart Cannon
$4,500.00 Payment Plan Available
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Spessartine Garnets from the old mines in Virginia used to be, in the 1800s, finest of species. Now, they are sadly almost forgotten because they are so rare and only seen in museum collections, if then. We have handled several over nearly 40 years as a dealer at this time (2024) and this is one of the largest we have even seen, museum or private. It has a special look to it, that makes it different from similar modern material from Brazil, in color and luster and texture. It is like nothing from San Diego. Such as these are immediately obvious as Amelia Mine material. Here, we have a label with provenance from Bart Cannon, the well known and well respected dealer and collector from Seattle who recently passed away. Bart was an aficionado of historical minerals. This large display specimen, 29 grams, comes with a custom lucite base.