Spinel
Spinel
Spinel
Spinel

Spinel

Sale price€42,00
SKU: A137
Mahenge, Morogoro Region, Tanzania
Strong violet-colored Spinel with partly excellent surfaces and very good luster; unfortunately a third of the octahedron is missing. Still a nice collector's item.
2.3x2.2x2.1 cm
9.9 g

Spinel is an oxide that is primarily known as blood-red octahedra, but pink, violet, blue and even green crystals also occur. Twin formation (according to the so-called “spinel law”) is common. Due to its very suitable gemstone properties, Spinel is also often polished and used as a gemstone. Grindable crystals are mainly found in alluvial deposits; the main areas of discovery are in Southeast Asia and East Africa.