1.2" 152ct SPESSARTINE GARNET V.Sharp Marmalade Orange Crystal Tanzania for sale

$120.00
Product Code: EB0919SPESST5
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Location Nani Hill, Loliondo, Ngorongoro district, Arusha Region, Tanzania
Size 1.2" x 1.0" x 1.0"
Suggested Stand A display square comes free with this specimen.

This is a spessartine garnet that came from Tanzania in the early 2000's that is a highly representative example for the locality and the species. It is a 12-sided dodecahedral crystal, with flat, level crystal faces that form nice sharp joins, points and edges. The color is a two-tone, dark and light, rich red orange that is typical of the garnets from this locality. The luster is good, and there is no distracting damage. This crystal has the color, excellent sharpness, fine luster and great aesthetics of the best crystals from the locality. I purchased it at the Tucson Gem Rock and Mineral Show from a German dealer who spends 6 months of the year in Tanzania.