Spessartine Garnet, Mineral Specimen from Nani Hill, Loliondo, Ngorongoro District, Arusha Region, Tanzania
This is a beautiful orange Spessartine Garnet that is thumbnail sized.
Dimensions: 0.9 cm (0.37") x 1.1 cm (0.43")
Weight: 2.567 grams
Spessartine Garnets are named after the Spessart Mountains in Germany. They are found all over the world and get their orange hue from Maganese. Their chemical composition is Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3.