Navegadora Mine, Penha do Norte, Conselheiro Pena, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Thumbnail, 3.1 x 2.8 x 1.8 cm
Start Time: 10/07/2010 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 10/14/2010 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A very attractive, classic, near "floater" Spessartine crystal showing sharp, lustrous, heavily striated, dodecahedral faces. The color is a deep red-orange when viewed with reflected light, but through transmitted light, it exhibits a rich red color with lighter red-orange zones around the edges where the crystal is thinner. These specimens seemed to have "dried up" on the market recently, and its a shame because they are simply some of the most unique and distinctive Garnet crystals extant. The combination of unique form, lustrous faces, and intense color make these specimens a must-have for any Garnet collector.

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