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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. 14687
Mineral:Corundum var. Ruby
Locality:Jegdalek, Sorobi District, Kabul Province, Afghanistan
Description:Single crystal of bright red corundum (variety Ruby) on white marble matrix with minor phlogopite. Crystal faces show the typical growth patterns found in corundum. The rear and side is incomplete. Fluoresces red under UV illumination.
Overall Size:33x30x18 mm
Crystals:12 mm
Status: For reference only
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