Spinel
Spinel
Spinel

Spinel

Sale price€24,00
SKU: A141
Mahenge, Morogoro Region, Tanzania
Dark purple spinel; the upper half of the octahedron is almost complete and only has a few small damages; the lower half is partially missing. The surfaces have a good shine.
2.4x2.3x2.2 cm
10.6 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.