Spinel, Pargasite, Marble
Luc Yen, Yenbai (Yen Bai) Province, Vietnam
Miniature, 4.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm
Another specimen of this rare combination from a small batch we got - this is the last of the combo pieces I believe. At any rate, it is amongst the most striking of them, in that the spinel is right on top of the pargasite (a rather rare silicate named for the type locality of Pargas, Finland), and both are perched and centered atop the marble matrix. It looks almost like one of those Renassiance wax seals, just a bit more 3-dimensional! 4.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm