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Spinel var. Ferroan Spinel on Forsterite from Ratnapura District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka

 
Spinel var. Ferroan Spinel on Forsterite from Ratnapura District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka

Spinel var. Ferroan Spinel on Forsterite from Ratnapura District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka

Spinel var. Ferroan Spinel on Forsterite from Ratnapura District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka

Spinel var. Ferroan Spinel on Forsterite from Ratnapura District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka

DESCRIPTION:No. 58190
Mineral:Spinel var. Ferroan Spinel on Forsterite
Locality:Ratnapura District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka
Description:Lustrous black 9 mm octahedral spinel crystal on a large 70 mm green-black forsterite crystal. The black color is caused by iron impurities and is often labeled as ferroan spinel or pleonaste, both obsolete mineral species. Ex. B. Gaber collection; ex. RMS 2004 auction
Overall Size:7.5x5x2 cm
Crystals:9-70 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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