Spessartine on Quartz, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China, Mined c. 2005, Kalaskie Collection #815, Medium Cabinet, 7.0 x 9.0 x 16.0 cm, $3500. Online 1/12
A cluster of prismatic smoky quartz crystals, to 4.5 cm, richly covered with burnt-orange, lustrous spessartine. Garnets up to 1.2 cm across. Really an excellent specimen from this contemporary classic location for spessartine/quartz combinations. Displays well from any angle and in top condition. Betty Kalaskie Collection #998.