Spessartite Garnet Crystals and Matrix Mineral Specimens (spessartine crystals)
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(also known as mandarin garnet & spessartine garnet)

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Spessartite Garnet Crystals on Matrix

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Item: spem173
1.9" x 1.2" x 0.9"
(49mm x 31m x 23mm)
mined in the Fujian Province, China
Price: $31.50
This matrix specimen has many spessartite garnet crystals with deep orange color exposed on its upper surface. The terminations of these garnet crystals are in excellent condition with trapezohedral form, and they have resinous to vitreous luster. The matrix is feldspar with quartz that intergrew with some very nice fine grained graphic granite patterns on the bottom!

2.4 inch Smoky Quartz Crystal with Spessartites

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Item: spem175
2.4" x 0.7" x 0.7"
(62mm x 19m x 17mm)
mined in the Fujian Province, China
Price: $52.50
The lower part of this naturally terminated smoky quartz crystal specimen is encrusted with orange spessartite garnet crystals. Most of the spessartite garnet crystals are transparent, and they have good brilliance with terminations in excellent condition. The quartz crystal is semi-transparent to transparent with dull luster and terminations in good condition.

2.6 inch Smoky Quartz Crystal with Spessartites

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Item: spem176
2.6" x 1.1" x 0.8"
(67mm x 27m x 21mm)
Fujian Province, China
Price: $68.50
The lower part of this naturally terminated smoky quartz crystal specimen is encrusted with orange spessartite garnet crystals. Most of the spessartite garnet crystals are transparent, and they have good brilliance with terminations in excellent condition. The quartz crystal is semi-transparent to transparent with dull to vitreous luster and terminations in very good condition.

3 inch Smoky Quartz Crystal with Spessartites

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Item: spem177
3" x 1.1" x 0.9"
(76mm x 28m x 24mm)
mined in the Fujian Province, China
Price: $88.50
This naturally terminated smoky quartz crystal specimen is encrusted with orange spessartite garnet crystals. Most of the spessartite garnet crystals are transparent, and they have good brilliance with terminations in excellent condition. The quartz crystal is mostly transparent with fine luster and terminations in excellent condition. There is s thin layer of white albite encrusting some upper parts of the smoky quartz crystal.

3.7 inch Smoky Quartz Crystal with Spessartites

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Item: spem158
3.7" x 0.9" x 0.7"
(95mm x 23m x 18mm)
Fujian Province, China
Price: $112.50
The lower part of this naturally terminated smoky quartz crystal specimen is encrusted with orange spessartite garnet crystals. Most of the spessartite garnet crystals are transparent, and they have good brilliance with terminations in excellent condition. The quartz crystal is semi-transparent to transparent with dull luster and terminations in good condition.

Spessartite Garnet Crystals on Matrix

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Item: spem180
4.2" x 2.6" x 1.3"
(106mm x 65m x 32mm)
mined in the Fujian Province, China
Price: $146.50
The upper portion of this natural specimen is completely encrusted with orange spessartite garnet crystals. Most of the spessartite garnet crystals are transparent with resinous to vitreous luster and their terminations in very good condition.

Smoky Quartz with Spessartite Garnets on Matrix

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Item: spem181
2.9" x 2.3" x 2"
(73mm x 58m x 52mm)
mined in the Fujian Province, China
Price: $146.50
The lower part of the smoky quartz crystals in this naturally terminated smoky quartz crystal cluster are encrusted with orange spessartite garnet crystals. Most of the spessartite garnet crystals are transparent, and they have good brilliance with terminations in excellent condition. The smoky quartz crystals are semi-transparent to transparent with a dull luster and terminations in good condition. The bottom of this natural specimen was base sawn to remove it from the matrix.

1.25 pound Spessartites on Quartz and Feldspar


Item: spem119
1.25 Lbs
5.6" x 5.0" x 2.9"
(14.2cm x 12.8cm x 7.4cm)
Fujian Province, China
Price: $162.50
This specimen has dozens of orange spessartite garnet crystals attached on its upper surface. The spessartite garnet crystals are transparent with small gem-grade areas, and they have good brilliance with terminations in very good condition. This specimen was base-sawn to remove excess matrix. The quartz crystals are semi-transparent to transparent with dull luster. The largest quartz crystal has perfect terminations and some of the smaller quartz crystals show damage. The photo at left shows a close-up view, see also a full-view photo.

Spessartite Garnet crystals on Matrix


Item: spem183
1.6 Lbs
6.1" x 4.1" x 1.7"
(154mm x 105m x 42mm)
Fujian Province, China
Price: $238.50
This unique specimen has orange spessartite garnet crystals clustered across its upper surface. Most of these spessartite garnet crystals are transparent with good brilliance and terminations in excellent condition. There also are a few small quartz crystals intergrown with the spessartites. There is an area of this specimen with a metallic mineral coating covering some of the spessartite crystals and also covering the exposed prismatic surface of a quartz crystal (see left side of this full-view photo. The bottom of this natural specimen was base sawn to remove it from the matrix.

Loliondo Spessartite Garnet (Spessartine Garnet)


Item: spem185
53.0 grams ( 265 carats)
1.4" x 1.1" x 1.1"
(36mm x 28mm x 27mm)
mined near Loliondo, Tanzania (near Kenya border)
Price: $132.50
This orange spessartite garnet crystal is naturally terminated with most surfaces in good condition and a few broken areas. This spessartite garnet crystal has rich deep orange natural color, and it is semi-transparent with some tiny gem-grade transparent areas (see a close-up photo). This rare spessartite garnet specimen was discovered near the town of Loliondo, Tanzania close to the Serengeti National Park. See also another full-view photo.

Loliondo Mandarin Spessartite Garnet Crystal


Item: spem187
101.0 grams ( 505 carats)
1.7" x 1.5" x 1.4"
(42mm x 39mm x 35mm)
mined near Loliondo, Tanzania (near Kenya border)
Price: $212.10
This mandarin orange spessartite garnet crystal is actually two intergrown naturally terminated crystals with most surfaces in very good condition and a few abraded areas. This spessartite garnet specimen has mandarin orange color inside with some dark brown manganese oxide surface coatings, and it is semi-transparent with tiny gem-grade areas inside (see a close-up photo). This rare spessartite garnet specimen was discovered near the town of Loliondo, Tanzania close to the Serengeti National Park. See also another full-view photo.

Orange Spessartite Garnet Crystal, 314.6 grams


Item: spem189
314.6 grams (1573 carats!)
2.8" x 2.5" x 1.7"
(70mm x 63mm x 43mm)
Loliondo, Tanzania (near Kenya border)
Price: $519.09
The upper surfaces of this orange spessartite garnet crystal are in very good overall condition. This natural spessartite garnet specimen has very rich orange color with gem-grade areas inside (see a close-up photo). This rare spessartite garnet specimen was attached to matrix on its bottom surface. It was discovered near the town of Loliondo, Tanzania close to the Serengeti National Park. See also another full-view photo.

Mandarin Spessartite Garnet Specimen, 328 grams


Item: spem190
328 grams ( 1640 carats)
2.9" x 2.2" x 2.2"
(74mm x 56mm x 56mm)
mined near Loliondo, Tanzania (near Kenya border)
Price: $541.20
This mandarin orange spessartite garnet crystal is actually several intergrown naturally terminated crystals with upper surfaces in mostly very good condition and a few abraded areas. The bottom surfaces are broken where they were attached to matrix, and there still is some pale green mica attached in some areas. This spessartite garnet specimen has rich mandarin orange natural color, and it is semi-transparent with small gem-grade areas (see a close-up photo). This rare spessartite garnet specimen was discovered near the town of Loliondo, Tanzania close to the Serengeti National Park. See also a side-view photo.

Loliondo Spessartite Garnet (aka Spessartine)


Item: spem165
10.8grams ( 54.1 carats)
19.8mm x 19.3mm x 13.9mm
Loliondo, Tanzania (near Kenya border)
Price: $595.00
This rare spessartite garnet crystal is complete with all faces and terminations. Most surfaces are in fairly good condition. A few faces were not completely formed and a couple are very slightly abraded. This natural color spessartite garnet crystal is a beautiful mandarin orange color, and it is mostly translucent with many small gem-grade transparent areas. This rare spessartite garnet specimen was discovered near the town of Loliondo, Tanzania close to the Serengeti National Park. The photo at left is a close-up photo of this natural spessartite garnet specimen as shown in a combination of light including being slightly back-lit see also a full-view photo. see also another full-view photo.

2.4 pound Mandarin Spessartite Garnet Crystal


Item: spem191
1110 grams ( 2.4 Lbs! )
4" x 3.2" x 3.1"
(102mm x 82mm x 78mm)
mined near Loliondo, Tanzania (near Kenya border)
Price: $1443.00
This huge mandarin orange spessartite garnet crystal is naturally terminated on all surfaces with most surfaces in very good condition and a few abraded areas. This spessartite garnet specimen has mandarin orange color with some dark brown manganese oxide surface coatings, and it is semi-transparent with some tiny gem-grade areas. There is a small amount of pink-red alurgite mica on the bottom side (see a close-up photo). This rare spessartite garnet specimen was discovered near the town of Loliondo, Tanzania close to the Serengeti National Park. See also another full-view photo.

Loliondo Spessartite Garnet Crystals on Matrix


Item: spem166
142.8 grams ( 714 carats)
50mm x 44mm x 42mm
Loliondo, Tanzania (near Kenya border)
Price: $2848.00
This compound spessartite garnet crystal grouping sits on a small pad of natural mica matrix. It is complete with multiple faces and terminations of various sizes, mostly in fairly good condition. These crystals are a beautiful mandarin orange natural color and are translucent to transparent with many small gem-grade areas. The largest of these natural crystals measures approximately 34mm x 32mm. This rare spessartite garnet specimen was discovered near Loliondo Tanzania close to the Serengeti National Park. The photo at left is a close-up photo of this natural spessartite garnet specimen as shown in a combination of lighting including being slightly back-lit. see also another full-view photo. see also another full-view photo.

Nigerian Spessartite Garnet Facet Grade Specimen


Item: spem168
51.7grams ( 258.5carats)
38mm x 31mm x 22mm
Nigeria
Price: $1137.40
This natural specimen of lapidary grade Nigerian spessartite garnet is a partially terminated crystal. It would provide a very nice good sized gem from its center, and also some nice smaller stones from around the edges. The color is a slightly reddish-brownish orange. It does have some unusual natural crystal faces on one side, but it also is suitable for cutting gemstones. The photo at left is a close-up photo of this natural spessartite garnet as shown in a combination of lighting including being slightly back-lit. see also a full-view photo. see also another full-view photo.

Spessartite Garnet (aka Spessartine)


Item: spem143
157.6 grams ( 788 carats)
2.2" x 1.9" x 1.3"
(56mm x 48mm x 34mm)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Price: $630.40
This natural spessartite garnet crystal has naturally etched terminations on some surfaces. The color is a fine deep red with orange-red tonesin some areas. It is semi-transparent to transparent with small gem-grade areas. This spessartite garnet specimen was discovered in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The photo at left shows a full-view photo, see also a close-up photo of this specimen held near a light to show the transparency.

Naturally Etched Spessartite Garnet Crystal

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Item: spem192
0.76 grams ( 3.80 carats)
0.6" x 0.4" x 0.2"
(16mm x 9mm x 6mm)
mined in Minas Gerais, Brazil
Price: $14.50
This tiny spessartite garnet crystal has naturally etched terminations on its surfaces, and it has beautiful vitreous luster. The color is a deep orange-red. This lightly included spessartite crystal is transparent when held to a light. This spessartite garnet specimen was discovered in Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Naturally Etched Spessartite Garnet Crystal

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Item: spem193
1.5 grams ( 7.38 carats)
0.9" x 0.3" x 0.2"
(22mm x 7mm x 6mm)
mined in Minas Gerais, Brazil
Price: $24.50
This small spessartite garnet crystal has naturally etched terminations on its surfaces, and it has beautiful vitreous luster. The color is a deep orange-red. This lightly included spessartite crystal is transparent when held to a light. This spessartite garnet specimen was discovered in Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Naturally Etched Spessartite Garnet Crystal

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Item: spem170
2.02 grams ( 10.1 carats)
0.6" x 0.4" x 0.3"
(16mm x 10mm x 8mm)
mined in Minas Gerais, Brazil
Price: $26.50
This natural spessartite garnet crystal has naturally etched terminations on some surfaces, and it has beautiful vitreous luster. The color is a deep orange-red. This lightly included spessartite crystal is transparent when held to a light. This spessartite garnet specimen was discovered in Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Naturally Etched Spessartite Garnet Crystal

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Item: spem171
3.83 grams ( 19.15 carats)
0.7" x 0.6" x 0.4"
(17mm x 14mm x 10mm)
mined in Minas Gerais, Brazil
Price: $34.50
This natural spessartite garnet crystal has naturally etched terminations on most surfaces, and it has beautiful vitreous luster. The color is a deep orange red. This lightly included spessartite crystal is transparent when held to a light with gem-grade transparency. This spessartite garnet specimen was discovered in Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Naturally Etched Spessartite Garnet Crystal

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Item: spem194
2.03 grams ( 10.15 carats)
0.9" x 0.4" x 0.2"
(23mm x 10mm x 4mm)
mined in Minas Gerais, Brazil
Price: $38.50
This natural spessartite garnet crystal has naturally etched terminations on its surfaces, and it has beautiful vitreous luster. The color is a deep orange-red. This lightly included spessartite crystal is transparent when held to a light. This spessartite garnet specimen was discovered in Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Spessartite Garnet (aka Spessartine)

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Item: spem172
4.06 grams ( 20.3 carats)
0.7" x 0.5" x 0.4"
(17mm x 13mm x 11mm)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Price: $41.50
This natural spessartite garnet crystal has naturally etched terminations on most surfaces, and it has beautiful vitreous luster. The color is a deep orange-red. This lightly included spessartite crystal is transparent when held to a light with gem-grade transparency. This spessartite garnet specimen was discovered in Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Spessartite Garnet (aka Spessartine)

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Item: spem149
5.08 grams ( 25.4 carats)
0.8" x 0.6" x 0.6"
(20mm x 15mm x 14mm)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Price: $43.18
This natural spessartite garnet crystal has naturally etched terminations on some surfaces, and it has beautiful vitreous luster. The color is a deep red with orange tones. It is semi-transparent to transparent with small gem-grade areas. This spessartite garnet specimen was discovered in Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Naturally Etched Spessartite Garnet Crystal

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Item: spem195
8.46 grams ( 42.33 carats)
0.9" x 0.6" x 0.5"
(24mm x 16mm x 12mm)
mined in Minas Gerais, Brazil
Price: $54.50
This natural spessartite garnet crystal has naturally etched terminations on some surfaces, and it has beautiful vitreous luster. The color is a deep orange-red. This lightly included spessartite crystal is transparent when held to a light, and it has small gem grade areas inside! This spessartite garnet specimen was discovered in Minas Gerais, Brazil. See a view back-lit view

Spessartite Garnet (aka Spessartine)

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Item: spem152
14.13 grams ( 70.65 carats)
1.1" x 1.1" x 0.6"
(29mm x 28mm x 16mm)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Price: $63.50
This natural spessartite garnet crystal has naturally etched terminations on some surfaces, and it has beautiful vitreous luster. The color is a deep red with orange tones. It is semi-transparent to transparent with small gem-grade areas. This spessartite garnet specimen was discovered in Minas Gerais, Brazil. See also a different view .

Naturally Etched Spessartite Garnet Crystal

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Item: spem196
12.4 grams ( 62.14 carats)
1" x 0.8" x 0.6"
(25mm x 21mm x 16mm)
mined in Minas Gerais, Brazil
Price: $84.50
This natural spessartite garnet crystal has naturally etched terminations on some surfaces, and it has beautiful vitreous luster. The color is a deep orange-red. This lightly included spessartite crystal is transparent when held to a light, and it has small gem grade areas inside! This spessartite garnet specimen was discovered in Minas Gerais, Brazil. See a view back-lit view

Spessartite Garnet (aka Spessartine)


Item: spem137
22.9 grams ( 114.5 carats)
1.1" x 1.1" x 0.6"
(29mm x 28.5mm x 15mm)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Price: $105.35
This natural spessartite garnet crystal has naturally etched terminations on some surfaces. The color is a natural deep red with orange tones. It is semi-transparent to transparent with small gem-grade areas. This spessartite garnet specimen was discovered in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The photo at left shows a view with light reflecting from some of its naturally etched surfaces, see also a view held to a light.

Spessartite Garnet (aka Spessartine)

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Item: spem138
21.4 grams ( 107 carats)
1.2" x 0.9" x 0.8"
(30.5mm x 23mm x 21mm)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Price: $96.30
This natural spessartite garnet crystal has naturally etched terminations on most surfaces, and it has beautiful vitreous luster. The color is a deep red with orange tones. It is semi-transparent to transparent with small gem-grade areas. This spessartite garnet specimen was discovered in Minas Gerais, Brazil. See also a close-up photo showing this specimen held up against a light to better see its transparency.

Spessartite Garnet (aka Spessartine)

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Item: spem126
19.54 grams
1.2" x 0.8" x 0.7"
(31mm x 22mm x 19mm)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Price: $136.78
This natural spessartite garnet has very beautiful naturally etched terminations on most surfaces with about 10% broken areas, and it has beautiful vitreous luster. The color is a deep red with orange tones. It is semi-transparent to transparent with some small gem-grade areas. See another view of this natural spessartite garnet crystal. See also a back view of this naturally etched spessartite garnet crystal, as well as a side view and an opposite side view.
 


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