Luc Yen, Yenbai Province, Vietnam
Thumbnail, 1.6 x 1.3 x 0.7 cm
Start Time: 06/23/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/30/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Over the last few years, the various gem tracts around Luc Yen have produced some impressive Spinel crystals. These are easily some of the largest individual Spinel crystals to come out of any locality. This specimen features fairly sharp, lustrous, octahedral crystals of pink-red Spinel from this contemporary classic locality. The color is good, and not brown like so many I've seen from this locality either, although it is a bit more subdued in person, and a bit brighter in the photos. This locality has the potential to produce some SUPERB Spinels, and if they stay on the bigger side of things, they will set a new standard for the species.

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