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Spessartine — specimen 0098, photo © NMNHS
Spessartine — specimen 0098, photo © NMNHS

Spessartinespecimen 0098


East Africa
no precise locality
Spessartine — specimen 0098, locality map

Weight: 0.38 ct; size: 4.29 | 4.28 | 2.93 mm; shape: round; colour: medium orangey red; strong; clarity: eye clean; cut: very good; treatment: none.

Very clean specimen; very good mixed style cut. Source: David Weinberg, Multicolour Gems Ltd.

Other specimens
Spessartine — specimen 0156Spessartine — specimen 0049Spessartine — 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).