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Spessartine & Quartz

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RBR562986

Spessartine & Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Tongbei, Yunxiao County, Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China (Peoples Republic)
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.5 × 3.5 × 2 cm
Description

You have to look at this specimen for a while to realize all the small, fine details of this specimen. This one is in very good condition with only 1 or 2 small imperfections. The smoky quartz is lustrouse and damage-free. Looking close you will see that there is a small spessartine grown inside! The spessartine has a good red color with very interesting structured faces. Overall a very aesthetic and good quality specimen.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Spessartine

Formula: 
Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Strunz: 
9.AD.25
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
6.5 - 7.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Sommer quarry, Wendelberg, Haibach, Aschaffenburg, Spessart, Franconia, Bavaria, Germany

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White