Aris Phonolite Quarry, Windhoek, Windhoek District, Namibia
Miniature, 6.1 x 5.0 x 2.8 cm
This comes from an incredible, I would even say UNPRECEDENTED, find for the species featuring incredible orange-red color and GEMMINESS combined with complex crystal structure that taken together makes these crystals superficially resemble a spessartine garnet. This was one of the few decent matrix specimens from the find, as was reported from Munich in the Mineralogical Record (where one specimen I had previously is illustrated). Much of the material was being sold as facet rough and was anyways of poor quality or small, partial crystals. This specimen stands out as an actually somewhat non-ugly matrix piece, and though the crystals are not super-sharp they are nevertheless real crystals, and colorful at that.