Spessartine Garnet with Smoky Quartz

Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
4.0 x 3.7 x 2.4 cm
Start Time: 11/21/2019 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 11/30/2019 7:00:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed

Item Description

A true classic from China are the amazing Spessartine Garnets from the Wushan Mine. This locality had produced some of the showiest and fine quality Garnets from anywhere in the world. This piece features a superb, very sharp, highly lustrous, rich red color, textbook striated trapezohedron of Spessartine measuring 8 mm across associated with a few smaller Spessartine of equal quality sitting among sharp, prismatic, translucent Smoky Quartz crystals associated with chalky white Microcline crystals. No damage, fine quality, and the Garnet is good sized for the locality. VERY attractive up close and in person. Priced in the inventory at $700.