Spessartine (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)

Shengus (Shingus), Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Thumbnail, 1.9 x 1.3 x 1.0 cm
Start Time: 12/24/2009 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/07/2010 6:45:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

A very aesthetic and showy thumbnail specimen featuring a sharp, lustrous, deep red color trapezohedron of Spessartine with dodecahedral modifications. A twinned white crystal of Albite (var: "Pericline") is jutting out of the top of the Spessartine to create one of the most aesthetic and eye-catching thumbnails from Shengus that I have seen. The piece is nearly a floater were it not for a small contact from a previous Albite crystal on the other side of the piece. Overall, it is a really cool garnet specimen, and one of the few I have seen like it.

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