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Spessartine — specimen 0441, photo © NMNHS
Spessartine — specimen 0441, photo © NMNHS

Spessartinespecimen 0441


East Africa
no precise locality
Spessartine — specimen 0441, locality map

Weight: 0.24 ct; size: 3.47 | 3.46 | 2.60 mm; shape: octagon; colour: medium orange; strong; clarity: eye clean; cut: excellent; treatment: none.

Very clean specimen; design ‘Eight’ by Glenn & Martha Vargas, excellent cut by Tan Pen.

Other specimens
Spessartine — specimen 0156Spessartine — specimen 0049Spessartine — specimen 0098Spessartine — specimen 0450Spessartine — specimen 0652Spessartine — specimen 0633

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).