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    Spessartine Garnet on Quartz
    Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei
    Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou, Fujian
    China

    An absolute classic in terms of a plate specimen, this spectacular Spessartine Garnet on Quartz is simply gorgeous. Presented on a custom engraved acrylic base, this extremely large example is stunning for its color and quality. Rarely are examples this massive found without damage to a primary display surface. Dating before 2010, this piece came out of the private collection of Chen Weigang from Fujian, with the added provenance that his family operated much of the early mining at the Wushan Spessartine Mine in Tongbei in China. This expansive plate exhibits a phenomenal blend of colors with a huge number of red to orange Spessartine Garnet crystals punctuated by some Smoky Quartz points jutting from the surface of the underlying rock. The colorful association is balanced in terms of its minerals and their placements. The highly textural nature of the vibrant surface adds a further dimensionality to this considerable specimen.
    Measurements: 10.63 x 6.30 x 2.76 inches (27.00 x 16.00 x 7.00 cm)

    Provenance: Ex. Chen Weigang Collection


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    September, 2021
    2nd Thursday
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