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    SPESSARTINE on SMOKY QUARTZ
    Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China

    Here are two typically dark Smoky Quartz prisms of good transparency, penetrating a non-descript, off-white Feldspar matrix with numerous equant speckles of cinnamon-brown to orange Spessartines dusting the lower areas of the Quartz prisms. Luster is brilliant, and other than a tiny nick to the termination, condition is quite excellent. The Spessartines measure up to 0.11 inches (0.3 cm) across, and, according to Bert Ottens, this was from a small pocket where the Spessartines were unusually orange and transparent and could be dubbed "Mandarin" in color, and the Quartz crystals were also unusually transparent.
    Overall measurements: 2.2 x 2.0 x 1.7 inches (5.6 x 5.1 x 4.3 cm)

    Provenance: Ex. Paul Stahl Collection


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2015
    7th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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