Spessartine crystals


Spessartine stands out for its vibrant orange color, relative rarity, and association with manganese. While it shares some properties with other garnets, its unique composition and formation history contribute to its distinctive characteristics and value.

From: Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China. Photo credit:  Minerales Talco

Colour:Red, reddish orange, ...
Hardness:6½ - 7½

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