Spessartine – Gem Garnet Crystals from the Fujian Province



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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 matrix that hosts dozens of transparent glassy spessartine garnet crystals. The garnets have a trapezohedral morphology with sharp edges and well defined growth patterns on the faces. The larger garnets are 3/16 of an inch across. This piece measures 3 3/4 x 2 3/8 x 1 inches or 9.5 x 6.1 x 2.5 cm

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Weight12 oz

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