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Spinel (purple) from Mayote Mine, Mahenge, Morogoro Region, Tanzania

 
Spinel (purple) from Mayote Mine, Mahenge, Morogoro Region, Tanzania

Spinel (purple) from Mayote Mine, Mahenge, Morogoro Region, Tanzania

Spinel (purple) from Mayote Mine, Mahenge, Morogoro Region, Tanzania

Spinel (purple) from Mayote Mine, Mahenge, Morogoro Region, Tanzania

Spinel (purple) from Mayote Mine, Mahenge, Morogoro Region, Tanzania

Spinel (purple) from Mayote Mine, Mahenge, Morogoro Region, Tanzania

Spinel (purple) from Mayote Mine, Mahenge, Morogoro Region, Tanzania

Spinel (purple) from Mayote Mine, Mahenge, Morogoro Region, Tanzania

Spinel (purple) from Mayote Mine, Mahenge, Morogoro Region, Tanzania

Photo below under longwave ultraviolet illumination:
Spinel (purple) from Mayote Mine, Mahenge, Morogoro Region, Tanzania

DESCRIPTION:No. 81217
Mineral:Spinel (purple)
Locality:Mayote Mine, Mahenge, Morogoro Region, Tanzania
Description:Two groups of parallel lustrous translucent purple spinel crystals in translucent gray marble. The spinel crystal faces are all parallel, indicating that both of the exposed spinel groups are part of a single group. The spinel fluoresces red under LW UV.
Overall Size:32x28x27 mm
Crystals:4-23 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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