Spessartine Garnet
Loliondo, near Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Miniature, 5.5 x 4.5 x 4.2 cm
A strangely elongated, compound crystal that weighs 155 grams, this is another major piece from the find. It has intense color, and when backlit just glows orange. The translucency is also fairly good, better than it shows here although not quite as good as some of the best singles. However the orange hue is equal to the top! Clusters of this size, and quality, are more rare though and the size overall makes it very impactful.