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- Spinel, pyrrhotite
A superb single 7 mm gem crystal atop a perch of massive pyrrhotite, from the old find in Tajikistane. There is 1 other spinel crystal on the matrix - unfortunately incomplete. I had never seen spinel on pyrrhotite (or other sulfides) from anywhere. These gem crystals have a unique lavender hue that sets them apart from other spinels we have seen out of Mogok and Sri Lanka. Amazing color under UV light.
Kuch-i-Lal, Ishkashim, západní Pamír
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