Natural Spessartine Garnet Crystals from China


Spessartine Garnet is named after the Spessart Mountains in Bavaria, Germany. This locality is noted for this form of garnet which is usually red-orange in color.

We were lucky to find these fantastic Spessartine Garnet on Smoky Quartz & Feldspar specimens from China. The finest Spessartine Garnet / Smoky Quartz crystal combination specimens have dozens of red-orange gemmy garnet crystals growing on and inside clear smoky quartz points. Some of the quartz crystals have garnet crystals completely trapped inside which can be clearly seen.

spessartine garnet crystal specimen