Spessartine Garnet
Navegador Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Miniature, 5.7 x 4.7 x 3.6 cm
Glassy and gemmy, with reddish-orange color, this spessartine is a large, blocky, complete floater which exhibits stepped growth. It is actually unusual for the find in that it is fairly equant and fat throughout. It is heftier than it looks, thus, weighing about 150 grams. EVEN WITH THIS THICKNESS, THOUGH, IT IS GEMMY INTERNALLY AND TRANSLUCENT WHEN BACKLIT, TRANSPARENT AT THE EDGES.