Spessartine Garnet
Loliondo, near Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Miniature, 5.5 x 4.3 x 3.5 cm

A complete floater, this is the best example I have seen of this particular crystal habit, unusually and dramatically elongated. It weighs 156 grams. The crystal is complete and free of any damage except for one shallow conchoidal fracture on one corner (and it can be displayed facing away up or down, anyhow). It is cheaper because of that little ding, but really this does not diminish the impact.