Spessartine Garnets on Hematite from Wushan Mine
Dimension: 2.5cm x 2.2cm x 0.9cm
Weight: 6g / 30 carat
Locality: Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
A fine specimen druse with spheroidal aggregates of very well defined trapezohedral Spessartine Garnet crystals from the world renowned Wushan Mine. Grown on a plate of Hematite crystal in metallic-silver color, the very sparkly Garnets are between translucent and transparent and have a very intense, uniform reddish-orange color, so beautiful!
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. World-class specimens from this locality are now one of the most sort after pieces in the world.