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 crystalline feldspar matrix that hosts dozens of transparent, glassy, spessartine garnet crystals and transparent smokey quartz crystals. The garnets have a trapezohedral morphology with sharp edges and well defined growth patterns on the faces. The garnets and quartz have a glass luster. The crystal plate measures 4 3/8 x 3 x 7/8 inches or 111 x 76 x 22 mm.