Roger Weller, geology instructor
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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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