Rocks & Minerals | Namibia
Introduction: Spinel crystals are sharp, pointed and octahedral and so called from the Latin spina meaning 'thorn'. Colours vary and can be beige, pink, red, green or dark blue.
Distribution: Close to Rössing and on the farm Okahua about 30km south of Otjiwarongo.
Crystal system: Cubic.
Lustre: Vitreous to dull.
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