S20811 - Spinel with Calcite - $6000
Sungate Mine, An Phu, Luc Yen, Yenbai Province, Vietnam
Overall Size: 15 x 10 cm
This specimen has a striking appearance of notably white contrast and vibrant cherry-red spinel that stick out from matrix with no real point of attachment. The octahedral crystal is sharp and glassy. Equally significant is its sculptural quality of cabinet size. This material hit the market several years ago, and supply dried up shortly thereafter.