David K. Joyce

Spinel, Lec Yen, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam

These are not the prettiest specimens in the world but they ARE sizeable spinel crystals, both twins and single crystals. The type of twinned crystals shown here are the source of the term "spinel twin" that you see applied to many other Isometric crystal class minerals. All of these crystals originate from weathered marbles in Vietnam.

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SpinelSpinel, Lec Yen, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam
  • Item #7763
  • Spinel
  • 4.3x3.3x3.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $40.00
  • Lec Yen
  • Yen Bai Province
  • This is a large "spinel twin" contact twin of reddish spinel. The crystals are slightly abraded and show some concave structures on the back. Illustrates this type of twinning nicely!