Miniature, 4.0 x 4.0 x 2.1 cm
Mogok, Sagaing District, Mandalay Division, Burma (Myanmar)

Out of all phenakite locales, these Mogok crystals stand in a unique place because of their sharp twinning about the long axis, easily visible in the complex spoked terminations. Almost all specimens are single crystals, loose or (recently, and in small size) on matrix. This is a cluster of two superb, GEMMY, sharply twinned crystals. The larger crystal here is exceptional in size and gemminess, and comes from the first trickle out of here in late 2007. Note that this specimen was found loose in the pocket, and so the join is the site of a lock-fit contact repair. This was in fact the first piece I saw of the new higher level of quality. It was in the stock of dealer Bill Larson when it came into the country, and then the next time I saw it, it was illustrated in the Mineralogical Record issue on the Marc Weill collection (now partly dispersed to me and others). Since that time, a few small pockets have been hit, sparse and intermittently worked. But no major or large find has turned up; and these continue to be hard to obtain. This is a superb example, considered to be one of the very best, of this material. It is also one of the few clusters known, of any significance.