This spessartine is from the Wushan Spessartine Mine in Tongbei, Yunxiao Co. Zhangghou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China. This locale contains seventeen different mineral species including spessartine (garnet). It is a silicate and contains the elements Mn, Al, Si, and O. This specimen consists of a feldspar crystal matrix that hosts smokey quartz crystals, feldspar, mica and gem spessartine garnets. The garnets have a trapezohedral morphology with sharp edges and well defined growth patterns on the faces. The matrix has been sawed on the bottom. This piece measures 4 1/4 x 3 x 1 5/8 inches or 118 x 76 x 41 mm.
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