Dims: 0.4" x 0.3" x 0.3"(1.0 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm)
Wt: 1.8 g. w/ foam base
Ermo Mine, Carnauba das Dantao, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
This single Spessartine crystal has a rather warped shape but an amazing color! The shape most closely resembles a trapezohedron in shape, but has substantial breakage and is incomplete on one side. The intact faces have a vitreous luster and allow one to see a small distance into the crystal, whose transparence is interrupted by the presence of veil-like inclusions and internal fractures. It has a bright orange color that is reminiscent of some fire opals, and is very noticeable.