Spessartine Garnet on DT Smoky Quartz (rare)
- Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Fujian, China
- 11.5 x 3.3 x 3.2 cm
- Start Time: 10/03/2019 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
- End Time: 10/10/2019 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
- Auction Closed
An impressive large sharply terminated parallel-growth smoky quartz crystal is richly cloaked on all six sides with two generations of gemmy and lustrous spessartine garnets. The glassy light gray smoky has high lustre with striking pronounced stepped-growth prism faces. Most of the crystal is translucent, but a transparent area below the termination is a nice touch. All of the sparkly spessartines are gem, with the larger crystals, to 5 mm, having rich cinnamon-orange color. This is a very uncommon technically doubly terminated crystal, as the broken base has rehealed with a multitude of glassy faces. Complete all-around and pristine, this is exceptional and rare large 360-degree example of the species and locale.