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(also known as mandarin garnet & spessartine garnet)

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Spessartite Garnet (naturally etched crystal)

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Code: spem198
Natural spessartite garnet crystal weighing 39.55 carats
Spessartite Garnet Specimen Dimensions: 1" x 0.6" x 0.5"
(25mm x 17mm x 12mm)
Found in Minas Gerais, Brazil
Price: $63.28
This natural spessartite garnet crystal has some broken surfaces with about 50% naturally etched surface areas. The color is a fine deep orange-red. 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 light reflecting off some of the natural etchings. See also a photo of this naturally etched spessartite crystal specimen held near a light to show the color and transparency.

Spessartite Garnet (naturally etched crystal)


Code: spem201
Natural spessartite garnet crystal weighing 77.7 carats
Spessartite Garnet Specimen Dimensions: 1.2" x 0.9" x 0.6"
(31mm x 23mm x 16mm)
Found in Minas Gerais, Brazil
Price: $124.32
This natural spessartite garnet crystal has some broken ares with about 80% naturally etched surfaces. The color is a fine deep orange-red. It is semi-transparent to transparent with small gem-grade areas inside. This spessartite garnet specimen was discovered in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The photo at left shows light reflecting off some of the natural etchings. See also a photo of this naturally etched red spessartite crystal specimen held near a light.

Red Spessartite Garnet Specimen


Code: spem200
Natural spessartite garnet crystal weighing 94.6 carats
Spessartite Garnet Specimen Dimensions: 1.1" x 0.8" x 0.7"
(29mm x 20mm x 18mm)
Found in Minas Gerais, Brazil
Price: $151.36
This natural spessartite garnet specimen has mostly broken surfaces with some naturally etched surface areas. The color is a deep red. 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 light reflecting off some of the natural etchings. See also a photo of this naturally red spessartite rough specimen held near a light to show the color and transparency.

Orange-Red Spessartite Garnet Etched Crystal


Code: spem203
Natural spessartite garnet crystal weighing 304.1 carats
Spessartite Garnet Crystal Dimensions: 1.7" x 1.5" x 1.3"
(44mm x 37mm x 33mm)
Found in Minas Gerais, Brazil
Price: $912.30
This natural spessartite garnet crystal has naturally etched surfaces onmore than 90% of its surface areas. These naturally etched terminations are in very good overall condition with some abraded areas. The color is a fine deep orange red. It is semi-transparent to transparent with some large gem-grade areas inside. This spessartite garnet gem-grade crystal was discovered in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The photo at left shows light reflecting off the natural etchings. There is a small amount of quartz on some surfaces as shown. See another view of this gem grade etched spessartite garnet crystal. See also a side view of this fine collector quality naturally etched spessartite garnet crystal.

Red Spessartite Etched Crystal, 422.75 carats!


Code: spem205
Natural spessartite garnet crystal weighing 422.75 carats
Spessartite Garnet Crystal Dimensions: 2" x 1.6" x 1"
(51mm x 41mm x 25mm)
Found in Minas Gerais, Brazil
Price: $1268.25
This cine quality natural spessartite garnet crystal has naturally etched surfaces on more than 95% of its surface areas. These naturally etched terminations are in very good overall condition with some minor abrasions. The color is a deep red. It is semi-transparent to transparent with some large gem-grade areas inside. This spessartite garnet gem-grade crystal was discovered in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The photo at left shows light reflecting off the natural etchings. There is a small amount of quartz on some surfaces. See another view of this naturally etched red spessartite garnet crystal. See also an opposite side view of this fine collector quality naturally etched spessartite garnet crystal.

2.5 inch Smoky Quartz Crystal with Spessartites

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Code: spem202
Smoky Quartz Crystal Measurements: 2.5" x 0.8" x 0.7"
Fujian Province, China
Price: $72.50
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.

Smoky Quartz Crystal with Spessartites

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Code: spem204
Smoky Quartz Crystal Measurements: 2.9" x 1.2" x 1"
Fujian Province, China
Price: $114.50
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. See another view of this smoky quartz crystal with spessartite crystals.

1.25 pound Spessartites on Quartz and Feldspar


Code: 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.

Loliondo Spessartite Garnet (Spessartine Garnet)


Code: 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.

Orange Spessartite Garnet Crystal, 314.6 grams


Code: 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.

Loliondo Spessartite Garnet (aka Spessartine)


Code: 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


Code: 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


Code: 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


Code: 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.
 


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Mandarin Spessartite Garnet Gemstone

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