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Top Rare Trapiche Spinel / Sapphire


Product No.: mf33-017



 
Top Rare Trapiche Spinel / Sapphire
Top Rare Trapiche Spinel / Sapphire
Top Rare Trapiche Spinel / Sapphire
Top Rare Trapiche Spinel / Sapphire
Top Rare Trapiche Spinel / Sapphire

 

 

Mineral:
Spinel
Chemical Formula:
MgAl2O4
Size:
23,2 x 20,8 x 4,2 mm
Weight:
18,33 ct or 3,666 g
Transparence:
translucent
Quantity:
1
Origin:
Li Chaung Gyi mine, near Ohngaing (Ohn Gaing; Ohn Kai) village, north of Mogok, Burma (Myanmar)

This is a perfect example for a trapiche spinel pseudomorph after sapphire, as you can see the center is still a blue sapphire crystal surrounded by the more reddish spinel, which still shows the trapiche pattern of the former corundum. One side has been polished the other is a natural grown face .Very hard to find such specimens!