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SPE3650 - Spessartine on Orthoclase with Smoky Quartz

$90.00 Weight: 312 g

Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao County, Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
66mm x 48mm x 21mm
Small Cabinet
This outstanding specimen consists of undamaged transparent bright orange spessartine crystals to 4 mm across on a tan orthoclase matrix. The spessartines are of the 24-sided tetragonal trisoctahedral habit, with striated faces. There is a 27 x 20 mm muscovite crystal to one side, as well as a number of smaller muscovites scattered across the matrix. See the recent article on this location in the Mineralogical Record, Volume 36, Number 1 (2005), pages 35-43.

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