Sparkly Spessartine Garnet on Smoky Quartz from Wushan Mine, China
Dimension: 2.9cm x 1.5cm x 1.2cm
Locality: Wushan Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
A stunning miniature! The Spessartine Garnets in vivid cinnamon-orange color almost completely covering the Smoky Quartz point. They are so lustrous and sparkly!
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.