Today it is near impossible to obtain fine red spinel specimens from Burma. Matrix specimens such as this spinel on marble are uncommon, and to find gem crystals on matrix is very difficult. This is not a large specimen (crystal is 5mm across) but its outstanding quality and gem nature overcomes this. Burmese red spinels are acknowledged as the finest in the world! This piece is very showy and extremely aesthetic, and would not look out of place in any mineral collection. We obtained this on a trip to Burma, two years ago, since then the authorities have made it virtually impossible to export minerals legally from Burma, very sadly!! Compare our PRICE, please remember our prices are in Australian dollars.
MOGOK, MANDALAY DIST, BURMA.
27 x 20 x 11mm.