Spessartine On Smoky Quartz, Tongbei, Yunxian, Fujian Province, China
Size: 12.6 × 6.3 × 5.7 cm
Largest Crystal: 12.60cm
Awesome single and nearly double terminated smoky quartz crystal 12.6 cm long - which is nicely covered with red-orange, gemmy spessartine crystals up to 0.4 cm in size. The upper termination of the smoky quartz is undamaged with complex termination. The lower termination shows a smaller contact and a few crystal negatives beside the regular crystal faces.
The luster of the smoky quartz is high. Coffee-brown in color with a nice translucency. The crystal is fully developed and covered with the spessartine-garnets all around. On one side of the crystal there is a small piece of matrix visible which is also covered with spessartine on its front side.