Mineral Specimen #6437 Smoky Quartz, Spessartine Garnet, Chlorite Coated Muscovite, Microcline
Tongbei, Fujian, China
6.6 x 5.9 x 3 cm
2.6 x 2.3 x 1.2 in
2008 or earlier
A very attractive specimen with the contrast of the orange Spessartine crystals with the dark Smoky Quartz and white Microcline. Both the Spessartine and Smoky Quartz crystals are well formed and have a high luster. Many of the Spessartine crystals are gemmy. The Smoky Quartz crystals vary from translucent to transparent.
Flaws: There are two missing Smoky Quartz crystals. And although the two crystals broke at the base, it is not highly noticable.
This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From China | Garnets | Quartz | Tectosilicates | Phyllosilicates | Minerals Priced Between 50 and 99 Dollars