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Mineral Specimen #2948    Spessartine Garnet, Muscovite, Quartz, Schorl Tourmaline

Darrah Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan

6.3 x 4.6 x 4.8 cm


Bright orange colored Spessartine garnets are scattered on the top this specimen. The garnets have a high luster and are gemmy.The garnets are perched on Muscovite crystals which are on a Quartz crystal. There are also small black Tourmaline crystals mixed in with the Muscovite in places. The specimen is in fairly good condition. Some of the garnets are in excellent condition and some of the others have internal cleavages which detracts from their appearance.

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