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Idaho Spessartine!

This page features a select suite of difficult to obtain, fine quality specimens from a very remote locality recently designated as a National Recreation Area in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho. where mineral collecting is no longer allowed. These specimens were collected over Labor Day weekend in 1974 by R. A. Kosnar from a "stringer" of relatively small, pegmatite cavities containing Spessartine, Smoky Quartz, Albite, Microcline, and rarely Zinnwaldite. The Spessartine from this locality is of a relatively pure nature being the Manganese end member of the series and these crystals contain very little Iron.
 

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Spessartine with Smoky Quartz on matrix from Glens Peak, Elmore County, Idaho [./Spessidaho1105/IdGrSm2a.JPG] Spessartine with Smoky Quartz on matrix from Glens Peak, Elmore County, Idaho [./Spessidaho1105/IdGrSm2b.JPG] Spessartine with Smoky Quartz on matrix from Glens Peak, Elmore County, Idaho [./Spessidaho1105/IdGrSm2c.JPG]


No. IDGRSM2 - SOLD

Spessartine with Smoky Quartz on matrix

Locality: Glens Peak, Elmore County, Idaho

Specimen Size: 3.3 x 2.6 x 1.9 cm (miniature)


The Spessartine crystals on this specimen are very sharp, lustrous, rich orange color, gem to gemmy, textbook trapezohedrons, on and with Smoky Quartz crystals on matrix.



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Spessartine with Zinnwaldite on Smoky Quartz from Glens Peak, Elmore County, Idaho [./Spessidaho1105/IdGrSm4a.JPG] Spessartine with Zinnwaldite on Smoky Quartz from Glens Peak, Elmore County, Idaho [./Spessidaho1105/IdGrSm4b.JPG]


No. IDGRSM4 - SOLD

Spessartine with Zinnwaldite on Smoky Quartz

Locality: Glens Peak, Elmore County, Idaho

Specimen Size: 4.0 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm (miniature)


The Spessartine crystals on this specimen are very sharp, lustrous, rich orange color, gem to gemmy, textbook trapezohedrons, sitting atop fine Zinnwaldite and Smoky Quartz.



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Spessartine with Smoky Quartz on matrix from Glens Peak, Elmore County, Idaho [./Spessidaho1105/IdGrSm5a.JPG] Spessartine with Smoky Quartz on matrix from Glens Peak, Elmore County, Idaho [./Spessidaho1105/IdGrSm5b.JPG]


No. IDGRSM5 - SOLD

Spessartine with Smoky Quartz on matrix

Locality: Glens Peak, Elmore County, Idaho

Specimen Size: 2.2 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm (thumbnail)


The Spessartine crystals on this specimen are very sharp, lustrous, rich orange color, gem to gemmy, textbook trapezohedrons, associated with Smoky Quartz on matrix.



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Spessartine on Smoky Quartz with Zinnwaldite from Glens Peak, Elmore County, Idaho [./Spessidaho1105/IdGrSm6a.JPG] Spessartine on Smoky Quartz with Zinnwaldite from Glens Peak, Elmore County, Idaho [./Spessidaho1105/IdGrSm6b.JPG]


No. IDGRSM6 - SOLD

Spessartine on Smoky Quartz with Zinnwaldite

Locality: Glens Peak, Elmore County, Idaho

Specimen Size: 2.8 x 1.8 x 1.4 cm (thumbnail)


The Spessartine crystals on this specimen are very sharp, lustrous, rich orange color, gem to gemmy, textbook trapezohedrons, sitting atop Zinnwaldite and Smoky Quartz.



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Spessartine with Smoky Quartz on matrix from Glens Peak, Elmore County, Idaho [./Spessidaho1105/IdGrSm7a.JPG] Spessartine with Smoky Quartz on matrix from Glens Peak, Elmore County, Idaho [./Spessidaho1105/IdGrSm7b.JPG]


No. IDGRSM7 - SOLD

Spessartine with Smoky Quartz on matrix

Locality: Glens Peak, Elmore County, Idaho

Specimen Size: 4.1 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm (miniature)


The Spessartine crystals on this specimen are very sharp, lustrous, rich orange color, gem to gemmy, textbook trapezohedrons, sitting atop Smoky Quartz on matrix.



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Spessartine with Quartz on matrix from Glens Peak, Elmore County, Idaho [./Spessidaho1105/IdGrSm8a.JPG] Spessartine with Quartz on matrix from Glens Peak, Elmore County, Idaho [./Spessidaho1105/IdGrSm8b.JPG]


No. IDGRSM8 - SOLD

Spessartine with Quartz on matrix

Locality: Glens Peak, Elmore County, Idaho

Specimen Size: 2.4 x 2.0 x 1.1 cm (thumbnail)


The Spessartine crystals on this specimen are very sharp, lustrous, rich orange color, gem to gemmy, textbook trapezohedrons, sitting atop frosted Quartz on matrix.



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Spessartine with Smoky Quartz on matrix from Glens Peak, Elmore County, Idaho [./Spessidaho1105/IdGrSm9a.JPG] Spessartine with Smoky Quartz on matrix from Glens Peak, Elmore County, Idaho [./Spessidaho1105/IdGrSm9b.JPG]


No. IDGRSM9 - SOLD

Spessartine with Smoky Quartz on matrix

Locality: Glens Peak, Elmore County, Idaho

Specimen Size: 3.8 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm (miniature)


The Spessartine crystals on this specimen are very sharp, lustrous, rich orange color, gem to gemmy, textbook trapezohedrons, associated with Smoky Quartz on matrix.



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Spessartine on Smoky Quartz from Glens Peak, Elmore County, Idaho [./Spessidaho1105/IdGrSm10a.JPG] Spessartine on Smoky Quartz from Glens Peak, Elmore County, Idaho [./Spessidaho1105/IdGrSm10b.JPG]


No. IDGRSM10 - $ 50.00

Spessartine on Smoky Quartz

Locality: Glens Peak, Elmore County, Idaho

Specimen Size: 1.7 x 1.5 x 0.6 cm (thumbnail)


The Spessartine crystals on this specimen are very sharp, lustrous, rich orange color, gem to gemmy, textbook trapezohedrons, sitting atop Smoky Quartz.



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Spessartine with Zinnwaldite on matrix from Glens Peak, Elmore County, Idaho [./Spessidaho1105/IdGrSm11a.JPG] Spessartine with Zinnwaldite on matrix from Glens Peak, Elmore County, Idaho [./Spessidaho1105/IdGrSm11b.JPG]


No. IDGRSM11 - $ 25.00

Spessartine with Zinnwaldite on matrix

Locality: Glens Peak, Elmore County, Idaho

Specimen Size: 2.9 x 1.9 x 1.3 cm (thumbnail)


The Spessartine crystals on this specimen are very sharp, lustrous, rich orange color, gem to gemmy, textbook trapezohedrons, sitting atop Zinnwaldite on matrix.



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Spessartine with Smoky Quartz on matrix from Glens Peak, Elmore County, Idaho [./Spessidaho1105/IdGrSm13a.JPG] Spessartine with Smoky Quartz on matrix from Glens Peak, Elmore County, Idaho [./Spessidaho1105/IdGrSm13b.JPG]


No. IDGRSM13 - SOLD

Spessartine with Smoky Quartz on matrix

Locality: Glens Peak, Elmore County, Idaho

Specimen Size: 2.9 x 1.6 x 1.2 cm (thumbnail)


The Spessartine crystals on this specimen are very sharp, lustrous, orange color, gem to gemmy, textbook trapezohedrons sitting atop Smoky Quartz on minor matrix.



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Spessartine with Smoky Quartz on matrix from Glens Peak, Elmore County, Idaho [./Spessidaho1105/IdGrSm14a.JPG] Spessartine with Smoky Quartz on matrix from Glens Peak, Elmore County, Idaho [./Spessidaho1105/IdGrSm14b.JPG]


No. IDGRSM14 - SOLD

Spessartine with Smoky Quartz on matrix

Locality: Glens Peak, Elmore County, Idaho

Specimen Size: 4.1 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm (miniature)


The Spessartine crystals on this specimen are very sharp, lustrous, light orange color, gem to gemmy, textbook trapezohedrons, sitting atop Smoky Quartz.



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(click on highlighted picture to enlarge)

Spessartine with Smoky Quartz on matrix from Glens Peak, Elmore County, Idaho [./Spessidaho1105/IdGrSm15a.JPG] Spessartine with Smoky Quartz on matrix from Glens Peak, Elmore County, Idaho [./Spessidaho1105/IdGrSm15b.JPG]


No. IDGRSM15 - SOLD

Spessartine with Smoky Quartz on matrix

Locality: Glens Peak, Elmore County, Idaho

Specimen Size: 3.9 x 3.7 x 3.3 cm (miniature)


The Spessartine crystals on this specimen are very sharp, lustrous, light orange color, gem to gemmy, textbook trapezohedrons, associated with Smoky Quartz on matrix.



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Spessartine with Zinnwaldite on matrix from Glens Peak, Elmore County, Idaho [./Spessidaho1105/IdGrSm16a.JPG] Spessartine with Zinnwaldite on matrix from Glens Peak, Elmore County, Idaho [./Spessidaho1105/IdGrSm16b.JPG]


No. IDGRSM16 - SOLD

Spessartine with Zinnwaldite on matrix

Locality: Glens Peak, Elmore County, Idaho

Specimen Size: 4.3 x 3.1 x 2.1 cm (miniature)


The Spessartine crystals on this specimen are very sharp, lustrous, light orange color, gem to gemmy, textbook trapezohedrons, sitting atop Zinnwaldite on matrix.



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