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Spinel

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.

Composition: Oxide.

Crystal system: Cubic.

Lustre: Vitreous to dull.

Streak: White.

Hardness: 7.5-8.

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