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Spinels from Mogok, Myanmar (Burma)

The area around Mogok is world famous for producing the finest crystals and gems of Spinel in the world.  Many of these crystals have yielded the most impressive red "Ruby Spinel" gems ever found. Mogok is most likely the site of the discovery of the famous Black Prince's Ruby in the Crown Jewels of the UK.  This significance of the stone is the crown is that it was actually revealed to be a giant (170 carat) Spinel, and not a Ruby as thought for centuries.  Spinels are typically found in opaque, dark crystals, but we were fortunate to pick up a parcel of not only colorful but GEMMY crystals direct from the source!  Enjoy!



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Spinel on matrix from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111901a.JPG] Spinel on matrix from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111901b.JPG] Spinel on matrix from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111901c.JPG] Spinel on matrix from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111901d.JPG] Spinel on matrix from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111901e.JPG] Spinel on matrix from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111901f.JPG]


No. SPINEL111901 - $ 1800.00 (=~ CAN$ 2355.40)

Spinel on matrix

Locality: Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)

Specimen Size: 5.8 x 5.6 x 4.6 cm (small cabinet)
Spinel Crystal: 1.3 cm


A pristine, sharp, lustrous, complete, gemmy, beautiful reddish-pink colored octahedron of Spinel measuring 1.3 cm across beautifully set atop white marble matrix. No damage and no repairs! It's incredibly difficult to obtain UN-repaired, fine quality isolated Spinel crystals on matrix like this, let alone such a GEMMY crystal! These pieces are highly prized by the locals who mine them, and this particular specimen is very fairly priced compared to everything else I've seen on the market. The crystal shows superb deep red fluorescence under UV light.

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Spinel on matrix from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111902a.JPG] Spinel on matrix from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111902b.JPG] Spinel on matrix from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111902c.JPG] Spinel on matrix from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111902d.JPG] Spinel on matrix from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111902e.JPG] Spinel on matrix from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111902f.JPG] Spinel on matrix from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111902g.JPG] Spinel on matrix from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111902h.JPG] Spinel on matrix from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111902i.JPG]


No. SPINEL111902 - $ 8500.00 (=~ CAN$ 11122.74)

Spinel on matrix

Locality: Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)

Specimen Size: 6.7 x 6.4 x 5.2 cm (small cabinet)
Spinel Crystal: 2.3 cm


A superb small cabinet display specimen featuring a large (nearly a full inch) free-standing Spinel crystal with very sharp, highly lustrous faces and textbook octahedral form flaring out of sold white marble matrix. The main Spinel crystal is completely undamaged and it's NOT repaired, which is significant, as the vast majority of Spinels from this locality are glued back on the matrix. The color is a strong reddish-pink, and the crystal shows good translucency when backlit. You can see the crystal shows superb deep red fluorescence under UV light. It's incredibly hard to find a specimen with such a large, fine quality crystal so aesthetically positioned in the ideal point at the top center spot of the specimen, and when you throw in the fact that it's completely undamaged, it makes the specimen all the more desirable. If you collect gem crystals, Spinel is one of the great gem minerals in the world, and most collectors do NOT have good representation of this historic and important species in their collections. Don't miss out on this one.

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Spinel (twin) on matrix from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111903a.JPG] Spinel (twin) on matrix from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111903b.JPG] Spinel (twin) on matrix from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111903c.JPG] Spinel (twin) on matrix from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111903d.JPG] Spinel (twin) on matrix from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111903e.JPG] Spinel (twin) on matrix from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111903f.JPG] Spinel (twin) on matrix from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111903g.JPG]


No. SPINEL111903 - $ 2400.00 (=~ CAN$ 3140.54)

Spinel (twin) on matrix

Locality: Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)

Specimen Size: 4.4 x 4.3 x 2.3 cm (miniature)
Spinel Twin: 1.8 cm


A superb, sharp, lustrous, gemmy, fine reddish-pink colored twinned crystal of Spinel measuring 1.8 cm is proudly sitting atop white marble matrix. A couple of secondary complimenting Spinels are visible on the specimen to really round it out. The piece is not only fine quality and aesthetic, but sits beautifully as you can see in the photos. The big twin is undamaged and shows beautiful twin lines all around. The most important aspect of this piece to me is the fact that NONE of the crystals are repaired, the piece is 100% natural, which is incredibly rare in my experience, as it's hard enough to find ONE un-repaired crystal on matrix, let alone THREE like this piece. Great quality, very showy and certainly a must have for any fan of gem crystals, as most collectors do not have a good matrix Spinel like this in their collections. The crystal shows superb deep red fluorescence under UV light.



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Spinel on matrix from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111904a.JPG] Spinel on matrix from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111904b.JPG] Spinel on matrix from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111904c.JPG] Spinel on matrix from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111904d.JPG] Spinel on matrix from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111904e.JPG] Spinel on matrix from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111904f.JPG] Spinel on matrix from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111904g.JPG]


No. SPINEL111904 - $ 6500.00 (=~ CAN$ 8505.63)

Spinel on matrix

Locality: Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)

Specimen Size: 6.1 x 4.6 x 3.7 cm (small cabinet)
Spinel Crystal 1.8 cm


A superb small cabinet display specimen featuring a very good sized free-standing octahedral crystal of beautiful reddish-pink Spinel with very sharp, highly lustrous faces and textbook form flaring out of sold white marble matrix. The Spinel crystal is completely undamaged and it's NOT repaired, which is significant, as the vast majority of Spinels from this locality are glued back on the matrix. The color is beautiful in person, and the crystal shows excellent gemminess / translucency when backlit. You can see in the last photo that the crystal displays a superb deep red fluorescence under UV light. It's incredibly hard to find a specimen with such a large, fine quality crystal so aesthetically positioned at the ideal point at the top center spot of the specimen, and when you throw in the fact that it's completely undamaged, it makes the piece all the more desirable. If you collect gem crystals, Spinel is one of the great gem minerals in the world, and most collectors do NOT have good representation of this historic and important species in their collections. Don't miss out on this one.



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Spinel (3 twins!) on matrix from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111905a.JPG] Spinel (3 twins!) on matrix from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111905b.JPG] Spinel (3 twins!) on matrix from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111905c.JPG] Spinel (3 twins!) on matrix from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111905d.JPG] Spinel (3 twins!) on matrix from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111905e.JPG] Spinel (3 twins!) on matrix from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111905f.JPG]


No. SPINEL111905 - $ 2250.00 (=~ CAN$ 2944.26)

Spinel (3 twins!) on matrix

Locality: Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)

Specimen Size: 4.7 x 4.2 x 2.8 cm (miniature)
Largest Spinel 1.3 cm


A trio of classic "Spinel-law twins" with sharp, lustrous faces, fine reddish-pink color and textbook form are beautifully positioned on white marble matrix to create this attractive miniature display specimen. All of the twins are in excellent condition with no major damage that I can see with the naked eye. With moderate backlighting, you can really see the color and gemminess come through! It's rare enough to find THREE twins on matrix like this, but what really makes the piece special is the fact that NONE of the crystals are repaired! The piece is 100% as it was found in nature, with no repairs, restorations or alterations whatsoever. If you collect gem minerals or colorful display specimens, think about how many (or most likely how few) UN-repaired matrix Spinel specimens you have in your collection.

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Spinel (twin) on matrix from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111906a.JPG] Spinel (twin) on matrix from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111906b.JPG] Spinel (twin) on matrix from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111906c.JPG] Spinel (twin) on matrix from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111906d.JPG]


No. SPINEL111906 - $ 1750.00 (=~ CAN$ 2289.98)

Spinel (twin) on matrix

Locality: Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)

Specimen Size: 5.7 x 4.7 x 3.4 cm (small cabinet)
Spinel Twin: 1.2


This piece is significant for three reasons. First it features a wonderful, classic, "Spinel Law" twin (along {111}) showing a compressed pair of octahedral crystals growing along a common place. This particular twinning habit is seen in many other species around the world, but first and most often in Spinel, hence the name. Secondly, the twin itself measures 1.2 cm across and is very sharp, lustrous and well-formed, but most importantly it's GEMMY when backlit. It's not 100% water clear, but it certainly shows areas where the light shines through to highlight the glowing reddish-pink hue of the crystal. It's not common to find gemmy twins like this from Mogok, but that's not the most significant factor for me. What really matter here is that this crystal is un-repaired on matrix! The nature of these specimens is such that the vast majority of the Spinel crystals found either weather out, or are knocked loose from their marble host rock matrix during the mining process. Only a small percentage of Mogok Spinels are found on matrix, and many of those pieces are actually glued back on after they've been discovered. The fact that this piece features a sharp, lustrous, gemmy twin that is not repaired on matrix, gives it all the necessary criteria for a top specimen of this classic and beloved material. Spinel is very popular in the gem world, but it doesn't get the recognition it deserved in the mineral world, as it's simply not found very often in good display specimens like this. I think it is important to stress that collectors should treasure something of such beauty and rarity, as these specimens simply are not seen on the market very often.



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No. SPINEL111907 - $ 700.00 (=~ CAN$ 915.99)

Spinel ("Ruby Spinel") ("floater")

Locality: Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)

Specimen Size: 0.7 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm (thumbnail)


A pristine, complete "floater" crystal of "Ruby Spinel" with textbook octahedral faces, excellent luster and that classic glowing ruby red hue! These are iconic examples of the species from Mogok and a must have for any fan of gem crystals or "floater" crystals. You just don't see good quality gemmy red Spinel crystals on the market from anywhere these days, so don't miss out on this one. The piece shows beautiful glowing red fluorescence under UV light.

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No. SPINEL111908 - $ 1200.00 (=~ CAN$ 1570.27)

Spinel ("floater")

Locality: Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)

Specimen Size: 1.5 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm (thumbnail)


This piece is a complete "floater" crystal of gorgeous glowing pink Spinel from the famous locality at Mogok. The piece is undamaged with very sharp, lustrous faces and textbook octahedral form. It's notably GEMMY inside when backlit, which isn't terribly common in crystals over 1 cm. This is a wonderful thumbnail sized specimen of this classic and beloved material that is rarely offered on the market these days. If you collect gem crystals, Spinel is a must have species, as it is one of the iconic and historically significant minerals out there, and it's almost never found in good sized gemmy crystals like this. The piece displays a strong glowing red fluorescence under UV light.

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No. SPINEL111909 - $ 1000.00 (=~ CAN$ 1308.56)

Spinel ("Ruby Spinel") ("floater")

Locality: Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)

Specimen Size: 1.4 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm (thumbnail)


A lovely strong red colored complete "floater" crystal of the famous Ruby Spinels from Mogok featuring textbook octahedral form, sharp faces and good luster. The crystal was difficult to photograph, and really looks better in person. While the internal color is truly red, the piece does have some beautiful "wispy" inclusions of pink and orange hues that not only give the piece character, but also a unique quality that one does not often see in Spinel. A very attractive larger Spinel crystal from this historic locality in southeast Asia. Under UV light, the piece displays a strong red fluorescence.

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Spinel from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111910a.JPG] Spinel from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111910b.JPG] Spinel from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111910c.JPG] Spinel from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111910d.JPG]


No. SPINEL111910 - $ 850.00 (=~ CAN$ 1112.27)

Spinel

Locality: Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)

Specimen Size: 2.3 x 2.0 x 1.9 cm (thumbnail)


Here we have a fantastic nearly full-sized thumbnail crystal of Spinel from Mogok. In reflected light, the exterior almost have a purple color, but with decent backlighting, you can see strong red-pink color coming through in areas. The piece is in good shape, but there are a few minor imperfections here there that keep it from being a complete "floater". I think my favorite aspect of the piece is the fact that there is a "hollow" area on the underside that gives the piece a distinctive character. The crystals shows a strong pinkish-red hue under UV light.



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No. SPINEL111911 - $ 900.00 (=~ CAN$ 1177.70)

Spinel ("floater")

Locality: Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)

Specimen Size: 1.4 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm (thumbnail)


A textbook, pristine, complete "floater" crystal of beautiful glowing pink Spinel. This attractive and fine quality thumbnail is a fine example of this well-known, yet elusive material from Mogok. The piece was a bit difficult to photograph but truly looks much better in person. Upon exposure to UV light, the crystal shows a mix of whitish-pink and strong red fluorescence.

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No. SPINEL111912 - $ 850.00 (=~ CAN$ 1112.27)

Spinel ("Ruby Spinel") ("floater" twin)

Locality: Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)

Specimen Size: 0.7 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm (thumbnail)


When it comes to Ruby Spinel, Mogok is the world leader in terms of producing the finest crystals ever known. Not only are these crystals highly desirable on the market, but when you find a complete "floater" twin like this, it's all the more satisfying. This beautiful specimen shows classic textbook twinning on the {111} octahedral face creating a gorgeous thumbnail. The color is a wonderful pinkish-red and the crystal shows an intense red fluorescence when exposed to UV light.



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No. SPINEL111913 - $ 800.00 (=~ CAN$ 1046.85)

Spinel ("Ruby Spinel") ("floater")

Locality: Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)

Specimen Size: 1.2 x 1.1 x 0.9 cm (thumbnail)


A textbook octahedron of "Ruby Spinel" with smooth, sharp, well-formed faces and a classic red color. The crystal is complete all the way around, but it also shows an interesting hollow cavity which gives the piece character and a uniqueness not often seen in single Spinel crystals. The color is excellent, but the piece shows an even stronger red fluorescence under UV light.

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Spinel from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111914a.JPG] Spinel from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111914b.JPG] Spinel from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111914c.JPG] Spinel from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111914d.JPG] Spinel from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111914e.JPG] Spinel from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111914f.JPG]


No. SPINEL111914 - $ 1100.00 (=~ CAN$ 1439.41)

Spinel

Locality: Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)

Specimen Size: 1.2 x 1.2 x 1.2 cm (thumbnail)


A notably sharp, very well-formed, lustrous, single floater octahedron of Spinel with a gorgeous reddish-pink interior. The crystal is rather gemmy (better than the photos might indicate), but what really sets it apart is that it contains several wispy inclusions with varying orange to pink hues that create eye-catching color combinations when the piece is backlit. The fact that the crystal is rather gemmy is significant since it measures over 1 cm, and the faces are very smooth with a glistening luster on the surface. A small indentation can be seen on one side, which is not damage, but rather an interrupted growth where the crystal was pushed up against the host rock marble in which it formed. This crystal displays a fiery glowing red fluorescence when exposed to UV light.



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Spinel from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111915a.JPG] Spinel from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111915b.JPG] Spinel from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111915c.JPG] Spinel from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111915d.JPG] Spinel from Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) [./myanmar1119/spinel111915e.JPG]


No. SPINEL111915 - $ 950.00 (=~ CAN$ 1243.13)

Spinel

Locality: Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)

Specimen Size: 1.5 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm (thumbnail)


This crystal has one of the strongest electric pink hues I've seen in a Spinel from Mogok. It's not the gemmiest crystal in the world, but that actually helps to intensify the color. The piece is complete all around with no actual damage, but it does have some small areas of interrupted growth where it was inhibited by the marble host rock in which it formed. Very attractive color, and it's even STRONGER when the crystal is viewed under UV light.

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No. SPINEL111916 - $ 800.00 (=~ CAN$ 1046.85)

Spinel ("floater")

Locality: Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)

Specimen Size: 1.4 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm (thumbnail)


A beautiful and excellent quality floater octahedron of gorgeous lavender colored Spinel. The faces are incredibly smooth and lustrous and you can see this is a textbook example of a single octahedron. The crystal is actually quite gemmy, with good sized sections inside the crystal that are WATER CLEAR when backlit. Hard to photograph, but really attractive in person, and a nice piece to add to any thumbnail collection or a suite of gem crystals. The crystal shows an interesting and eye-catching fluorescence under UV light with shades of pink, purple and even a slightly greenish-blue tone.

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