Dragon Minerals - September 12, 2022 Update

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29635: Spinel and Corundum variety Ruby - $24
An Phu, Lục Yên District, Yên Bái Province, Vietnam
Miniature - 2.9 x 2.8 x 2.1 cm
23 grams
Specimen status: Reserved   What does Reserved mean?
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A cluster of opaque, red-brown spinel octahedra, with the largest distinct crystal edge measuring 2.2 cm. Good luster, with some minor muscovite. The spinel fluoresces a dull red under longwave UV. At the tip of one spinel is a 5 mm, light red-purple ruby crystal, which fluoresces a brighter red under longwave UV.

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