This is a beautiful thumbnail size Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro Region, Tanzania. This crystal is pink with orange and varied hues.
Crystal Dimension: 2 cm (0.8”) x 2 cm (0.8”)
Crystal Weight: 7.6 grams
Spinel is a mineral that owes its beautiful color to chromium, much like rubies and emeralds do.
The chemical formula for Spinel is: