Spessartine Garnet
Navegador Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Miniature, 5.0 x 3.8 x 3.8 cm
This is a rather stout crystal of gemmy and glassy spessartine with superb reddish-orange color and etched growth. It weighs 88 grams. It is also a complete floater. There are large gem areas internally...Despite its thickness it is wine-red and fully translucent throughout, when backlit. This photo shows only moderate backlighting, even.