This is a beautiful thumbnail size Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro Region, Tanzania. This crystal is a rich pink.
Crystal Dimension: 1.9 cm (0.75”) x 1.4 cm (0.56”)
Crystal Weight: 5.1 grams
Spinel is a mineral that owes its beautiful color to chromium, much like rubies and emeralds do.
The chemical formula for Spinel is: