This is a beautiful thumbnail size Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro Region, Tanzania. This crystal is a pale pink with purple and is shaped like a heart.
Crystal Dimension: 2.2 cm (0.86”) x 1.5 cm (0.6”)
Crystal Weight: 9.0 grams
Spinel is a mineral that owes its beautiful color to chromium, much like rubies and emeralds do.
The chemical formula for Spinel is: