Spessartine Garnet Specimen Crystal Russia Transbaikalia


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This is the translucent orange spessartine specimen. Dimensions: 0.4 x 0.3 x 0.3″ (0.9 x 0.8 x 0.7cm). Weight – 3.5ct (0.7 grams). Origin: Russia, Transbaikalia.

Some information about spessartine:

Spessartine, sometimes mistakenly referred to as spessartite, is a nesosilicate, manganese aluminium garnet species. The mineral spessartine should not be confused with a type of igneous rock (a lamprophyre) called spessartite.

Spessartine’s name is a derivative of Spessart in Bavaria, Germany, the type locality of the mineral. It occurs most often in granite pegmatite and allied rock types and in certain low-grade metamorphic phyllites.

Spessartine, like the other garnets, always occurs as a blend with other species. Gems with high spessartine content tend toward a light orange hue, while almandine prevalence induces red or brownish hues.

Additional information

Weight 1 g