Gemmy Spessartine Garnets on Smoky Quartz from Wushan Mine, China
Dimension: 5.5cm x 1.3cm x 1.2cm
Locality: Wushan Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
Gemmy and sparkly Spessartine Garnets on smoky quartz from Wushan Mine of China. Lustrous beautiful Garnets richly sprinkled on five sides of the smoky quartz prisms with a uniform bright orange to cinnamon-orange color. It is pefectly terminated and the largest Spessartine Garnet is of 0.5cm across. The Smoky Quartz is between transparent to translucent.
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.