This Specimen has been sold.
3.2" Dark Spessartine Garnet Cluster - China
Here is a beautiful cluster of brownish-orange to blood red Spessartine Garnet on a matrix of Feldspar from Fujian Province, China. Although there are some minor natural abrasions, the crystal is in overall great 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.