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Mineral Specimen #5960    Spessartine Garnet on Smoky Quartz with Fluorescent Hyaline Opal

Tongbei, Fujian, China

5.3 x 3.1 x 2.8 cm


A single smoky Quartz crystal with a partial ring of orange colored Spessartine crystals just below the termination. Both the Smoky Quartz crystal and the Spessartine crystals are very translucent, almost transparent, are well formed and have a high luster. Additionally, there are encrustations of Hyaline Opal scattered around the termination of the Smoky Quarts crystal which fluoresces a vivid green under SW UV.

Condition: Good

Flaws: The back side of the Smoky Quartz crystal is not complete below the termination and there are a few incomplete Garnet crystals on that side. The rest of the specimen is in very good condition.

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From China | Garnets | Quartz | Tectosilicates | Fluorescents | Minerals Priced Between 50 and 99 Dollars