Spessartine Garnet
Navegador Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Miniature, 3.9 x 3.3 x 2.3 cm
This is another fine miniature specimen of glassy and gemmy spessartine with superb coloration of reddish-orange spessartine, is a complete floater with etched growth. In person, it is MUCH MUCH more 3-dimensional and impressive! It has a natural vug in which small, white albite crystals have formed that runs up and inside the piece from the bottom. The pics don't convey it, but its really one of the best and brightest miniatures here. Despite its thickness it is wine-red and fully translucent throughout, when backlit. This photo shows only moderate backlighting, even. Approx. 50 grams