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Spessartine — specimen 0049, photo © NMNHS
Spessartine — specimen 0049, photo © NMNHS

Spessartinespecimen 0049


Southern Africa
Spessartine — specimen 0049, locality map

Weight: 1.86 ct; size: 8.41 | 5.55 | 4.29 mm; shape: cushion; colour: medium red; very slightly brownish; clarity: slightly included; cut: fair; treatment: none.

Clean specimen; mixed style cut.

Other specimens
Spessartine — specimen 0156Spessartine — specimen 0098Spessartine — specimen 0450Spessartine — specimen 0652Spessartine — specimen 0633Spessartine — specimen 0441

More information from ‘Classification’

Common in granite pegmatites, granites, and rhyolites. Formed in some skarns and metasomatic manganese-rich rocks adjacent to igneous intrusions or in regionally metasomatised areas (Anthony et al., 2001—2005).