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Corundum var. Ruby from Kono, near Sefadu, Sierra Leone

 
Corundum var. Ruby from Kono, near Sefadu, Sierra Leone

Corundum var. Ruby from Kono, near Sefadu, Sierra Leone

Corundum var. Ruby from Kono, near Sefadu, Sierra Leone

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Corundum var. Ruby from Kono, near Sefadu, Sierra Leone

DESCRIPTION:No. 46813
Mineral:Corundum var. Ruby
Locality:Kono, near Sefadu, Sierra Leone
Description:Large doubly-terminated ruby crystal, the pink gem variety of corundum, with vivid pink color and textured crystal faces, possibly the result of lamellar twinning. The corundum crystal fluoresces bright red under UV illumination. Ex. Lawrence H. Conklin (1933-2016)
Overall Size:7x3.5x3 cm
Crystals:7 cm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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