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Corundum var. Sapphire from Central Highland Belt, near Ratnapura, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka

 
Corundum var. Sapphire from Central Highland Belt, near Ratnapura, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka

DESCRIPTION:No. 48234
Mineral:Corundum var. Sapphire
Locality:Central Highland Belt, near Ratnapura, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka
Description:Translucent pale-yellow di-pyramidal hexagonal sapphire crystal, the gem variety of the mineral species corundum, with satin luster on the crystal faces caused by alluvial action. Has brown spot of limonite on one side.
Overall Size:17x4x4 mm
Crystals:17 mm
Status: For reference only
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