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Corundum var. Ruby from Jegdalek, Sorobi District, Kabul Province, Afghanistan

 
Corundum var. Ruby from Jegdalek, Sorobi District, Kabul Province, Afghanistan

Below: fluorescence under ultraviolet illumination
Corundum var. Ruby from Jegdalek, Sorobi District, Kabul Province, Afghanistan

DESCRIPTION:No. 14180
Mineral:Corundum var. Ruby
Locality:Jegdalek, Sorobi District, Kabul Province, Afghanistan
Description:Red corundum variety ruby crystal in marble matrix. The ruby crystal is exposed on the back side too allowing light to pass through and show translucency. Fluoresces red under UV. A good specimen - great color, no damage, stands upright without support.
Overall Size:5x5x2 cm
Crystals:13 mm
Status: For reference only
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