- Spinel (macle twinned)
- Miniature, 2.8 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm
- Pein-pyit, Pein-pyit Zone, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)
- Ex. William (Bill) Larson
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This is significant example of the special twin habit of spinel, macle-twinning. A gorgeous, rich red-pink, twinned, sharply formed, boxbuster thumbnail Spinel crystal has a sharp form and a mass of 16.7 grams. It displays a nice pink-maroon saturated color with gemmy areas and has a strange hole at one end, probably from where a mineral inclusion was dissolved out at some point in its history. Geometric and captivating. In your hands, it is very robust, and it is really a small miniature in size class when stood vertically although technically it could squeeze into a thumbnail size box.