|The Little Three Mine is quite famous for its amazing glowing orange crystals of Spessartine. The pegmatite was discovered around 1900. Mining was very occasional and not much is known about this early period. It wasn't until the Spaulding family acquired the mines in the mid-1950's that any significant specimens were found. It is actually amazing that so little has ever been found. This area has been worked on and off for 100 years! Only 2 major pockets we know of were discovered that had fine specimens; 1976 & 1986. This piece probably came from the 1986 pocket and is considered to be one of the finest Spessartine & Schorl combinations ever found, and among the finest Spessartines in the world.|
This Spessartine has the ultimate fiery orange color, with completely glass luster, and the crystal is huge. The Spessartine is incredibly gemmy with large sections of flawless cutting rough. It sits attached to a snow white lustrous Clevelandite matrix and coming up along the side is a mirror luster black Schorl Tourmaline. This piece vies for best of species, best from a locality and is one of the finest American minerals I have ever owned.
|Location of Origin: North America|
|Dimensions: 2" wide x 2" tall (5 cm wide x 5 cm tall)|
|Primary Classification: Science and Natural History : Minerals|
|Price:||This dealer requires clients to be approved in order to view their contact information and pricing information.|
|Offered By:||Please register and login to see Dealer/Gallery information.|
|This dealer requires clients to be approved in order to view their contact information and pricing information.|
Please login before inquiring about this item, or adding it to your Favorites list. If you do not have a client login, please register.