A superb small cabinet display specimen featuring a large (nearly a full inch) free-standing Spinel crystal with very sharp, highly lustrous faces and textbook octahedral form flaring out of sold white marble matrix. The main Spinel crystal is completely undamaged and it's NOT repaired, which is significant, as the vast majority of Spinels from this locality are glued back on the matrix. The color is a strong reddish-pink, and the crystal shows good translucency when backlit. You can see the crystal shows superb deep red fluorescence under UV light. It's incredibly hard to find a specimen with such a large, fine quality crystal so aesthetically positioned in the ideal point at the top center spot of the specimen, and when you throw in the fact that it's completely undamaged, it makes the specimen all the more desirable. If you collect gem crystals, Spinel is one of the great gem minerals in the world, and most collectors do NOT have good representation of this historic and important species in their collections. Don't miss out on this one.
The area around Mogok is world famous for producing the finest crystals and gems of Spinel in the world. Many of these crystals have yielded the most impressive red "Ruby Spinel" gems ever found. Mogok is most likely the site of the discovery of the famous Black Prince's Ruby in the Crown Jewels of the UK. This significance of the stone is the crown is that it was actually revealed to be a giant (170 carat) Spinel, and not a Ruby as thought for centuries. Spinels are typically found in opaque, dark crystals, but we were fortunate to pick up a parcel of not only colorful but GEMMY crystals direct from the source!
Locality: Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)
Specimen Size: 6.7 x 6.4 x 5.2 cm (small cabinet)
Spinel Crystal: 2.3 cm
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Last updated 3 July 2022.
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