Spessartine Garnet In Mica Schist
Loliondo, near Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Cabinet, 11.5 x 6.6 x 4.8 cm

This specimen is a large, sparkling matrix about the size of your hand, featuring a stunning, PRISTINE, 2-cm-across spessartine that is carefully extracted and super-sharp. It has a "glow " to it, and is the top tangerine-orange color hue found here (although one can argue which hue you like, in particular!). The smaller crystal to its side is an accent only, and has a minor ding on it (but this crystal can be easily removed in any case, if desired) .