'Spessartine from Amelia, Virginia'

'Spessartine from Amelia, Virginia'

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Caption: Spessartine is magnesium manganese silicate and a member of the large garnet family. Spessartine, due to its manganese content, typically displays a strong orange or red-orange hue. The exact color varies greatly with locality, the most prominent of which are in Nigeria, Namibia, Brazil and California. A most unusual occurrence at Amelia, Virginia has produced extraordinary crystals, some as large as 3 inches across. Unlike most garnet crystals, the ones from Virginia are irregular and display prominent growth surfaces. Spessartine is now an important gem material.

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