This is a beautiful thumbnail size Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro Region, Tanzania.
Colour pops when illuminated with UV light (see video for reference)
Crystal Dimension: 2cm (0.7”) x 2cm (0.7”)
Perky Display Box Dimension:
3.5cm (1.3”) x 3.5cm (1.3”)
Crystal Weight: 11.3 grams
Spinel is a mineral that owes its beautiful color to chromium, much like rubies and emeralds do.
The chemical formula for Spinel is: