Spessartine Garnet
Navegador Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Miniature, 3.6 x 2.9 x 2.1 cm
This is a dramatic, sculptural crystal of glassy and gemmy spessartine with superb reddish-orange color. It is a complete floater which exhibits etching od dissolution effects like others here; but also it shows, I think, several of the original pre-etching garnet faces on top still. The geometry is very good, the gemminess is very good, the luster is brilliant...overall a superb miniature! Approx 37 grams.