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Spinel (very large crystals) with Sapphire
stock #18.1-480
Luc Yen
Yen Bai Province, Vietnam
7.6 x 5.2 x 4.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $580
Post Tucson 2022

A cluster of three main Spinel crystals up to 5.4 CM across showing a dark red-brown color. The specimen has a few associated crystals of dark Corundum (sapphire) that add contrast and interest. The condition is fine as seen and the whole is an impressive piece from most any angle. Older material, this from some of the early production of specimens at Luc Yen. Most faces show both smooth, glassy luster and some typical melted look in spots. Choice.

SOLD Tourmaline (Elbaite/Liddicoatite)
stock #SOLD 0810-JM-4200
Luc Yen
Yen Bai Province, Vietnam
4.9 x 2.9 CM (miniature)
price: $0

An early piece of well-formed multi-color tourmaline from the now famous deposits at Luc Yen, Vietnam. Very sharp and with glassy luster, this is in superb condition with no visible damage to the crystal. Better in person and a little more gemmy than the photos show. This is quite likely a mix of Elbaite and Liddicoatite but has not been analyzed to determine this. Ex John Marshall collection, this is well above the quality of the vast majority of these Tourmalines, and a nice addition to any suite.

Spinel (large twinned crystal)
stock #8 DK-155
Luc Yen
Yen Bai Province, Vietnam
5.1 x 4.2 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $680

Sharp. lustrous and with deep purple-red color, this is a fine Spinel with strong form. Gemmy with glass-like surfaces, the transparency is above average for such a large crystal. The faces alternate from a melted or rounded form to sharp prismatic. The crystal shows well "spinel twinning" and is exceptionally sharp for its size. No damage, displays well.