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: 1.1 cm (0.43") x 1 cm (0.4")
Weight: 3.0 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.