Spessartine and Quartz v. Smoky from China (53018)

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Spessartine and Quartz v. Smoky from China  (53018)
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This spectacular specimen features bright orange spessartine garnets covering a matrix of off-white feldspar crystals. Rising above the spessartine covered matrix rock are approximately a dozen well-formed, medium gray-brown smoky quartz crystals. Interestingly, the orange spessartines have crystallized upon the prism faces of the smoky quartz crystals as well, delivering a color contrast-rich combination specimen. The spessartine-smoky quartz combo specimens from this locality have established a new worldwide standard for aesthetics in garnet specimens. The first specimens of Chinese spessartine garnets associated with smoky quartz and feldspar appeared on the market in 1998. Specimen collecting at this locality has been prohibited by government officials for several years now and the worldwide availability of these incredible Chinese spessartine/smoky quartz specimens has declined dramatically. Dimensions (cm): 4.7 H x 11 W x 9 D. Location: Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China

Country (if not USA): China