3.5" Ruby Red, Spessartine Garnet Encrusted Feldspar - China

 
 
Here is a beautiful 3.5" specimen that contains an aggregation of spessartine garnets that formed over a feldspar matrix, collected from Fujiang, China.

Feldspars are a group of rock-forming tectosilicate minerals. It is also one of the most common minerals on earth, making up nearly 60% of the crust.

Garnets are nesosilicates having the general formula X3Y2(SiO4)3. There are many species of garnet which include pyrope, almandine, spessartine, uvarovite, andradite and grossular (varieties of which are hessonite, cinnamon-stone and tsavorite). Garnets are found in a wide variety of colors including red, orange, yellow, green, purple, brown, blue, black, pink, and colorless, with reddish shades being the most common.



DETAILS
SPECIES
Spessartine Garnet & Feldspar
LOCATION
Tongbei, Yunxiao County, Fujiang, China
SIZE
3.5" long, 2.6" wide
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#95188