• Spessartine Garnet
  • Spessartine Garnet
  • Spessartine Garnet
  • Spessartine Garnet
Gem Minerals

Spessartine Garnet

$5,000.00   €4,294  £3,620.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC8040
A stunning naturally etched light Burgundy red Spessartine Garnet on Quartz from the Navegadora Claim at Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil, within the AimorĂ©s pegmatite district.  The etched morphology produces a reticulated effect amongst the complexity of the Spessartine crystals faces.  The crystal has a great lustre and grades from gemmy to translucent, the latter being more a function of the thickness rather than the quality of the crystal.  The milky white Quartz matrix is also attractive, displaying a similar amount of etching.  Both Spessartine and Quartz have a bright glassy lustre and once back-lit the Spessartine glows a magnificent pigeon blood red.


3.9 × 4.7 × 1.7 cm
Gem Minerals, Silicates
Navegadora Mine, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil, South America

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Garnet, Spessartine

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