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Spinel var. Ferroan Spinel on Forsterite from near Kolonne, Ratnapura District, 20 km NW of Embilipitiya, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka

 
Spinel var. Ferroan Spinel on Forsterite from near Kolonne, Ratnapura District, 20 km NW of Embilipitiya, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka

Spinel var. Ferroan Spinel on Forsterite from near Kolonne, Ratnapura District, 20 km NW of Embilipitiya, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka

DESCRIPTION:No. 54692
Mineral:Spinel var. Ferroan Spinel on Forsterite
Locality:near Kolonne, Ratnapura District, 20 km NW of Embilipitiya, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka
Description:Many black octahedral spinel crystals in a solution cavity within limonite-stained translucent brown forsterite. The black color is caused by iron impurities and is often labeled as ferroan spinel or pleonaste, both obsolete mineral species.
Overall Size:5.5x3x1.5 cm
Crystals:0.5-7.0 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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