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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. 15612
Mineral:Corundum var. Ruby
Locality:Jegdalek, Sorobi District, Kabul Province, Afghanistan
Description:Bright, pink-red ruby corundum crystal in white marble matrix. The crystal is well exposed and is complete except for a small area in a corner. Fluoresces orange under UV illumination.
Overall Size:4x3x2 cm
Crystals:25 mm
Status: For reference only
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