Pargasite, Spinel
Luc Yen, Yenbai (Yen Bai) Province, Vietnam
Small Cabinet, 5.4 x 5.4 x 3.2 cm
A combo specimen from Vietnam, featuring an unusually sharp and euhedral 2-cm crystal of the relatively rare silicate pargasite - showing some nice faces, one of them 3 cm across. Right next to it in the marble matrix is a group of red spinel crystals! the associaiton is quite uncommon and beautiful. this is one of just a few we had 5.4 x 5.4 x 3.2 cm[NOTE: (probably) not analyzed, could be fluor-cannilloite, see]