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Mineral Specimen No. 77212:
Spinel in marble for sale from Sungate Mine, An Phu, Luc Yen, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam.

This mineral specimen Spinel in marble from Sungate Mine, An Phu, Luc Yen, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam is available for sale from John Betts - Fine Minerals, mineral dealer located in New York City, New York.Follow on Facebook

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Description of Mineral Specimen for sale No. 77212:

Mineral Species: Spinel in marble.
Location of origin: Sungate Mine, An Phu, Luc Yen, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam.
Description: Many lustrous translucent pink-red octahedral spinel crystals exposed on the surface of fine-grained white marble. One spinel crystal on the left-front are twinned on the octahedral {111} plane following the Spinel Law of isometric twinning. All crystals appear in good condition, except one crystal that is incomplete. The spinel crystals fluoresce bright red under longwave UV illumination. This mine is now closed..
Overall size: 7.5x5x3.5 cm.
Size of individual crystals: 2-13 mm
Price: $400 net (plus shipping).

Mineral Spinel in marble for sale from Sungate Mine, An Phu, Luc Yen, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam

Detail view of mineral Spinel in marble for sale from Sungate Mine, An Phu, Luc Yen, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam

Detail view of mineral Spinel in marble for sale from Sungate Mine, An Phu, Luc Yen, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam

Detail view of mineral Spinel in marble for sale from Sungate Mine, An Phu, Luc Yen, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam

Detail view of mineral Spinel in marble for sale from Sungate Mine, An Phu, Luc Yen, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam

Detail view of mineral Spinel in marble for sale from Sungate Mine, An Phu, Luc Yen, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam

Photographs above: Daylight illumination.
Photograph Below: UV illumination with 365 nm longwave (LW) ultraviolet illumination. Click here to see more fluorescent minerals
Longwave ultraviolet illuminated mineral Spinel in marble for sale from Sungate Mine, An Phu, Luc Yen, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam

Cabinet-sized Specimen

     


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