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Corundum var. Sapphire from Culsagee Mine, Macon County, North Carolina

 
Corundum var. Sapphire from Culsagee Mine, Macon County, North Carolina

DESCRIPTION:No. 33690
Mineral:Corundum var. Sapphire
Locality:Culsagee Mine, Macon County, North Carolina
Description:Seven green to blue sapphire crystals from the alluvial gem deposits of the Piedmont. The sapphire crystals are water-worn with matte exterior surfaces, but the gemmy interior is still apparent. Ex. John A. Rorer, Jr. collection #091;
Overall Size:5 cm vial
Crystals:5-8 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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