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Corundum var. Sapphire from Balangoda, Ratnapura, Sabaragamuwa, Sri Lanka

 
Corundum var. Sapphire from Balangoda, Ratnapura, Sabaragamuwa, Sri Lanka

DESCRIPTION:No. 33688
Mineral:Corundum var. Sapphire
Locality:Balangoda, Ratnapura, Sabaragamuwa, Sri Lanka
Description:Large pale-blue tapering hexagonal corundum, variety sapphire crystal with rounded edges due to alluvial wear. Found in the gem gravels of the Wey Ganga River in the world famous gem area of Pelmadulla and Ratnapura. Rare for its size. Ex. John A. Rorer, Jr. collection #089; A gift from Prof. David Robertson, U. of Va. 1951
Overall Size:4x4x3 cm
Crystals:4 cm
Status: For reference only
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