spessartine from Tongbei, Nr Yunxiao, Fujian Province, China


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a spessartine garnet specimen of well populated crystal clusters on a larger smokey quartz crystal.

Mineral Group  silicate
Composition  Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Origin  Tongbei, Nr Yunxiao, Fujian Province, China
dimension (cm)  7x3x2.5
weight (g)  108
A member of the Garnet group it is known for its aesthetic orange and reddish-orange colors. This form of Garnet was once much rarer, but new abundant finds in Tanzania, China, and Pakistan have really put Spessartine on the map, making it very well regarded.
Named after the Spessart Mountains, in Bavaria, Germany, which is the type locality for this mineral.

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Weight 108 g
Dimensions 7 x 3 x 2.5 cm