Spessartite Garnets on Smoky Quartz Crystal Cluster Mineral Specimen - GA10222
Item Code: GA10219
Size: 114mm (L) x 80mm (B) x 53mm (Height) (Approx) Weight: 383.5g (Approx)
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Beautiful and relatively rare gemmy orange Spessartine Garnets gemstones on Smoky Quartz Crystal Point Cluster, mined in Wushan Spessartine Mine in China.
Garnets are a group of silicate minerals and has a number of species and they are: pyrope, almandine, spessartine, grossular (varieties of which are hessonite or cinnamon-stone and tsavorite), uvarovite and andradite. All these species of garnets possess similar physical properties and crystal forms, but differ in chemical composition.
Garnet species has different colors including red, orange, yellow, green, purple, brown, blue, black, pink, and colorless, red being most common color. Garnet's hardness on the Mohs scale range between 6.5 to 7.5, depending on the Garnet species.