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Spessartine — specimen 0450, photo © NMNHS
Spessartine — specimen 0450, photo © NMNHS

Spessartinespecimen 0450


Southern Africa
Spessartine — specimen 0450, locality map

Weight: 0.69 ct; size: 5.70 | 4.79 | 3.46 mm; shape: oval; colour: medium orangey red; strong; clarity: eye clean; cut: excellent; treatment: none.

Very clean specimen; design ‘Ovalimixtum’, excellent cut by Tan Pen.

Other specimens
Spessartine — specimen 0156Spessartine — specimen 0049Spessartine — specimen 0098Spessartine — 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).