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English: Pyrrhotite, Spinel
Locality: Kuch-i-Lal, Ishkashim District, Western Pamir Mountains, Tajikistan
Size: miniature, 3.2 x 2.2 x 1.4 cm
Spinel on Pyrrhotite
A dramatic single 5 mm gem crystal atop a perch of massive pyrrhotite, from this new find. I had never seen spinel from here, nor spinel on pyrrhotite (or other sulfides) from anywhere. The contrast is striking and , luckily, the spinels are of gem quality so these are good specimens on their own and not just new "locality pieces." These gem crystals have a unique lavender hue that sets them apart from other spinels we have seen out of Mogok and Sri Lanka.
Deutsch: Pyrrhotin, Spinell
Größe: 3.2 x 2.2 x 1.4 cm
Date before March 2010(2010-03)
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