For sale is a spinel on pargasite from Vietnam. A supberb group of gemmy spinel crystals on a contrasting matrix of green pargasite. Featuring a gorgeous combo specimen of gem pink spinel crystals with translucent pargasite crystals. Pargasite is a rare complex silicate species of the Amphibole family. The vivid octahedral crystals of rich pink/red spinel are up to 19mm, in size and are hugely lustrous They have excellent shape, and the 15mm spinel crystal on the right is features spinel twinning. They dont come any better than this! We obtained this stunner, on our last visit to Vietnamese mines, just over two years ago. Even in the market in Vietnam few specimen of this quality are seen, and most of the few produced go strait to China, which is only 200klm away. Please remember our prices are in Australian dollars.
LUC YEN, YEN BEI DISTRICT, VIETNAM.
39 x 37 x 13mm.