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Mineral Specimen #174    Spessartine Garnet, Smoky Quartz on Bladed Feldspar

Tongbei, Yunxiao County, Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China

This is an extremely unusual specimen for this location for two reasons. The underlying Feldspar has a bladed habit. Mindat only has Microcline listed for the location. The Feldspar's habit is more like Albite. After doing a lot of searching online, I could find nothing that helped with indentifying the Feldspar. The only other specimen similar to this was another I had and is now sold. Also, the green material covering most of the Feldspar matches nothing listed for the location. I have seen a lot of specimens from Tongbei with a green coating on the Mica; but this material has much larger crystallization (see closeup). All in all a very unique specimen.


13.1 x 13 x 8 cm

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This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From China | Garnets | Tectosilicates | Quartz | Minerals Priced Between 200 and 299 Dollars
This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From China | Garnets | Tectosilicates | Quartz | Minerals Priced Between 200 and 299 Dollars