Spinel, Pargasite
Luc Yen, Yenbai (Yen Bai) Province, Vietnam
Cabinet, 14.8 x 7.5 x 6.2 cm
A super-rich combo specimen from Vietnam, featuring an unusually large cluster of large, crudely-formed (which is typical) crystals of the relatively rare silicate pargasite - showing some nice faces, one of them 3 cm across. On top of the pargasite is a 5-cm deposit of maroon-colored, amorphous spinel. 14.8 x 7.5 x 6.2 cm