Spessartine on Quartz, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China, Mined c. 2005, Kalaskie Collection #792, Small Cabinet, 2.0 x 6.0 x 8.0 cm, $350. Online 1/12
Transparent, light smoky quartz crystals, to 2.5 cm, and numerous bright, spessartine on altered feldspar matrix. Nice balance of scattered quartz and just enough garnets to set the piece off aesthetically. Mined ca. 2004. Betty Kalaskie Collection #792.