Mineral Specimen #6355 Spessartine Garnet variety Hessonite, Smoky Quartz, Microcline, minor Hyaline Opal
Tongbei, Fujian, China
8 x 5.4 x 4.4 cm
Well formed, Garnet crystals cover much of the underlying Microcline matrix along with small, bladed, gray/green Muscovite crystals. Although many of the Garnet crystals are a bright orange color, many others have a zone of black in the interior which gives them an overall, dark brown color. Some of the Garnet crystals are partially transparent and all have a high luster. Rising up from the matrix are five, light gray colored, translucent Smoky Quartz crystals. There are also a few, small spots of Hyaline Opal scattered across the specimens. These are not noticeable until exposed to SW UV under which they fluoresce a vivid green.
Condition: Very Good to Excellent
Flaws: Nothing Appreciable
This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From China | Garnets | Quartz | Tectosilicates | Minerals Priced Between 50 and 99 Dollars