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Big twinned Trapiche Spinel Crystal


Product No.: cb33-002



 
Big twinned Trapiche Spinel Crystal
Big twinned Trapiche Spinel Crystal
Big twinned Trapiche Spinel Crystal
Big twinned Trapiche Spinel Crystal
Big twinned Trapiche Spinel Crystal
Big twinned Trapiche Spinel Crystal
Big twinned Trapiche Spinel Crystal
Big twinned Trapiche Spinel Crystal
Big twinned Trapiche Spinel Crystal
Big twinned Trapiche Spinel Crystal

 

 

Mineral:
Spinel
Chemical Formula:
MgAl2O4
Size:
55,4 x 26,5 x 25,0 mm
Weight:
226,4 ct or 45,28 g
Transparence:
opaque - subtranslucent
Quantity:
1
Origin:
Li Chaung Gyi mine, near Ohngaing (Ohn Gaing; Ohn Kai) village, north of Mogok, Burma (Myanmar)

A big trapiche spinel crystal a multiple pseudomorphosis after sapphire. The sapphire was replaced by spinel, typical you can see crack line parallel to the c-axis the due to the difference in volume between spinel and sapphire. Both ends showing flat termination and no damage, disclosing the trapiche pattern. Interesting specimen of this are pseudomorphosis..