3.0" Garnet Cluster with Feldspar and Epidote- Pakistan
Small light and dark green epidote crystals can be found stemming from the superior portion of this mineral specimen. Under many of these small fibrous epidote crystals lies a beautiful light orange druse of garnets. This light orange to occasionally brown druzy garnet can be seen on various locations around the specimen, adding an extra level of shine to this incredible cluster of minerals.
The pale green/white matrix beneath the specimen is feldspar, small amounts of mica can be found surrounding this matrix as well.
Garnet species are found in many colors including red, orange, yellow, green, purple, brown, blue, black, pink, and colorless, with reddish shades most common.
Spessartine, often mistakenly referred to as spessartite, is a nesosilicate, manganese aluminium garnet species, Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3. The name is a derivative of Spessart in Bavaria, Germany, the type locality of the mineral.