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Corundum var. Sapphire from Missouri River Sapphire Deposits, near Helena, Montana

 
Corundum var. Sapphire from Missouri River Sapphire Deposits, near Helena, Montana

Corundum var. Sapphire from Missouri River Sapphire Deposits, near Helena, Montana

DESCRIPTION:No. 37752
Mineral:Corundum var. Sapphire
Locality:Missouri River Sapphire Deposits, near Helena, Montana
Description:Thirteen loose crystals of transparent sapphire from the old Missouri River gravel deposits that have been mined for years for gem sapphires. The crystals are rounded due to alluvial wear and are mostly blue-green, with two pinks. Ex. John Albanese (1898-1969), ex. John Albanese, Jr.
Overall Size:4-9 mm
Crystals:4-9 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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