Spessartine and Smokey Quartz, Tongbei, Fujian Province, China, Kalaskie Collection #53, Miniature 2.0 x 5.7 x 7.0 cm, $250. Online 11/1.
Matrix plate of crystallized feldspar with abundant, transparent gemmy spessartine crystals and a couple of sharp smoky quartz- crystals to 2.7 cm. These used to be all over the marketplace but have basically evaporated into collections. In excellent condition. Mined ca. 2002. Betty Kalaskie Collection #53.