Deep red crystals of Spinel set atop white marble matrix!

They don't get much prettier than this well covered piece of marble. I count at least seven gemmy Spinels here, with the largest measuring just shy of 2 cm in size. The color is a deep, vibrant red and the crystal faces are sharp and glassy lustrous. I don't detect any damage and this was without a doubt, the finest example I located at this year's show.

From the Morogoro, Uluguru Mts (Uruguru Mts), Morogoro Region, Tanzania.

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