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Mineral Specimen No. 79034:
Corundum var. Ruby for sale from Longido, Arusha, Tanzania.

This mineral specimen Corundum var. Ruby from Longido, Arusha, Tanzania is available for sale from John Betts - Fine Minerals, mineral dealer located in New York City, New York.Follow on Facebook

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Description of Mineral Specimen for sale No. 79034:

Mineral Species: Corundum var. Ruby.
Location of origin: Longido, Arusha, Tanzania.
Description: Lustrous translucent pink ruby crystal, the pink gem variety of the mineral corundum, with no matrix. The ruby crystal is tabular hexagonal form, has deep pink color, with remnants of light-colored matrix on the edges and crevices on one face. The specimen was extracted from solid rock, not from a cavity, resulting in minor surface imperfections where the surrounding matrix was removed. Fluoresces red under LW UV illumination. Weight: 2.9 grams.
Overall size: 19x15x3 mm.
Size of individual crystals: 19 mm
Price: $22 (plus shipping).

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Mineral Corundum var. Ruby for sale from Longido, Arusha, Tanzania

Detail view of mineral Corundum var. Ruby for sale from Longido, Arusha, Tanzania

Detail view of mineral Corundum var. Ruby for sale from Longido, Arusha, Tanzania

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Longwave ultraviolet illuminated mineral Corundum var. Ruby for sale from Longido, Arusha, Tanzania

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