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English: Spinel, Pyrrhotite
Locality: Gem spinel deposit, Kukh-i-Lal (Kukhilal; Kuhi-lal), Pyandzh River Valley, Pamir Mts, Viloyati Mukhtori Gorno-Badakhshan (Viloyati Badakhshoni Kuni), Tajikistan (Locality at mindat.org)
Size: 3.2 x 3.2 x 2.8 cm.
Few specimens had more than one crystal exposed on matrix that I know of from this find. This one features a dramatic single 8 mm gem crystal atop a perch of massive pyrrhotite, with a secondary crystal as well (not as gemmy, but still colorful and a nice accent). I had never seen spinel from here or 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: Spinell, Pyrrhotin
Fundort: Gem spinel deposit, Kukh-i-Lal (Kukhilal; Kuhi-lal), Pyandzh River Valley, Pamir Mts, Viloyati Mukhtori Gorno-Badakhshan , Tadschikistan (Fundort bei mindat.org)
Größe: 3.2 x 3.2 x 2.8 cm.
Date before March 2010(2010-03)
Source http://www.mindat.org/photo-153492.html


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