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Spinel (twinned crystals) from Mogok District, 115 km NNE of Mandalay, border region between Sagaing and Mandalay Divisions, Myanmar

 
Spinel (twinned crystals) from Mogok District, 115 km NNE of Mandalay, border region between Sagaing and Mandalay Divisions, Myanmar

Spinel (twinned crystals) from Mogok District, 115 km NNE of Mandalay, border region between Sagaing and Mandalay Divisions, Myanmar

Spinel (twinned crystals) from Mogok District, 115 km NNE of Mandalay, border region between Sagaing and Mandalay Divisions, Myanmar

Spinel (twinned crystals) from Mogok District, 115 km NNE of Mandalay, border region between Sagaing and Mandalay Divisions, Myanmar

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Spinel (twinned crystals) from Mogok District, 115 km NNE of Mandalay, border region between Sagaing and Mandalay Divisions, Myanmar

Photo below under longwave ultraviolet illumination:
Spinel (twinned crystals) from Mogok District, 115 km NNE of Mandalay, border region between Sagaing and Mandalay Divisions, Myanmar

DESCRIPTION:No. 78585
Mineral:Spinel (twinned crystals)
Locality:Mogok District, 115 km NNE of Mandalay, border region between Sagaing and Mandalay Divisions, Myanmar
Description:Compound cluster of lustrous transparent-to-translucent red spinel with no matrix. The spinel crystals are octahedral form in parallel orientation, with stepped crystallization patterns on the faces, and are twinned following the Spinel Law of twinning. The spinel crystals fluoresce red under LW-SW UV. Weight: 23.78 carats
Overall Size:23x14x8 mm
Crystals:2-12 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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