SPESS-36 Spessartine Garnet Loliondo, near Serengeti National Park, Tanzania Small Cabinet, 6 x 5.7 x 5.2 cm 282 grams and complete! A textbook crystal of SUPER SHARP faces and edges, with an unusual dark wine-red color. It is pristine and complete all around save only a small contact at one bottom face, with some translucency at the edges but generally dark. However, in a case, it looks wine-red and the sheer size and sharpness of form carry the day for display value.
SPESSARTINE Navegadora Claim, Penha do Norte, Conselheiro Pena, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil Deep red-brown coloration with gemmy luster and complex crystal faces. Weighs 892.5 carats,
Shigaite from N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa