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2.29" Spessartine Garnet & Feldspar - China
Here is a bargain 2.29" matrix of Spessartine Garnet on Feldspar from Fujian Province, China. Although there are some minor abrasions present, the specimen is in overall good shape, and displays nicely on a flat surface.
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.
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.