Spinel Photos   
Cochise College               
Photos of Minerals
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Roger Weller, geology instructor

wellerr@cochise.edu     copyright 2010-R.Weller 

red spinel crystals-1

Spinel crystallizes in the Isometric system and usually forms octahedron crystals. 
Spinel has a hardness of 8 and occurs in a wide range of colors

Clear, colorful forms of spinel are faceted for jewelry.


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Just credit photo to R.Weller/Cochise College.