***** Below info is copied From Mindat org website ***** The first specimens of chinese garnet associated with smoky quartz and feldspar appeared on the market in 1998. The locality cited was the city of Lechang, in Guangdong Province; only at the end of 2001 some dealers gave the province of Fujian as the true locality and Yunxiao as the nearest large city. Samples come from two main collecting sites: the first lies near the village of Tongbei, southwest of Yunxiao; the second is at Yunling in Zhangpu County, about 30 km further northeast. At Tongbei, helvite and topaz occur, but no fluorite, which is present only at Yunling. The discovery of these localities took place 15 years ago. Granitic rocks originated as intrusions during the late Mesozoic, as a result of the subduction of Paleo-Pacific Plate under the continental plate of southeastern China.