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SPE4028 - Spessartine, Smoky Quartz on Orthoclase

$60.00 Weight: 283 g

Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao County, Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
76mm x 62mm x 28mm
Small Cabinet
Transparent to translucent orange trapezohedral spessartine crystals to 5 mm across sit atop snow-white orthoclase crystals. Also present are numerous transparent prismatic smoky quartz crystals up to 10 mm in length. Scattered damage to a few spessartine and quartz crystals. The back and two sides of the specimen have been sawn. See the recent article on this location in the Mineralogical Record, Volume 36, Number 1 (2005), pages 35-43.

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