Spessartine Garnet
Loliondo, near Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Small Cabinet, 6.3 x 5.6 x 4.0 cm
A MAJOR specimen with a 5-cm-across crystal, on "matrix" of a smaller crystal and red mica, and weighing 191 grams. This is a REALLY impressive garnet specimen from any locality and for this locale, it jumps out for sheer size and for the nice way the major crystal is perched. Complete, if contacted in back, this makes for one of the most dramatic pieces I have yet seen.