3.9" Spessartine Garnet & Muscovite Association - China

 
Here is a beautiful specimen containing pristine orange spessartine garnets and green muscovite on a feldspar matrix, collected from Fujian Province, China. Although there is one natural abrasion, the crystal is in overall great shape. The muscovite is encrusted with an undescribed green mineralization, while perfect spessartine garnets sit on top of that.

This specimen comes with an acrylic display stand.

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 & Muscovite
LOCATION
Fujian Province, China
SIZE
3.9" long, 2.4" wide
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#61829