This Specimen has been sold.
3.31" Spessartine Garnet Cluster - China
Here is a bargain Spessartine Garnet cluster from Fujian Province, China. Although there are some minor natural abrasions, the crystals are in overall good shape. The specimen has been cut to sit nicely on a flat surface or on the included 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.