Spessartine Garnet on Smoky Quartz from Wushan Mine, China
Dimension: 2.6cm x 2.1cm x 2.1cm
Weight: 45 carat / 9g
Locality: Wushan Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
A stunning miniature! From the world-class locale of Wushan Garnet Mine, the Spessartine Garnets in a cinnamon-red color grown on the Smoky Quartz Point in places. The Smoky Quartz is exceedingly lustrous where traces of white Calcite are found on the rhombohedral faces as well as on the prism. The gem quality Spessartine Garnets form in lamellar structure of fine and sharp layers, exceptional!
The first specimens of Chinese garnet associated with smoky quartz and feldspar appeared on the market in 1998. After many years of plentiful specimens, this locality has pretty much been depleted and had been shut down by the Chinese government many years ago. Spessartine Garnet Specimens from this locality are now one of the most sort after pieces in the world and will see price increases in multiples in the near future.