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Corundum var. Sapphire from Galbka, near Vallivaya, Uva Province, Sri Lanka

 
Corundum var. Sapphire from Galbka, near Vallivaya, Uva Province, Sri Lanka

Corundum var. Sapphire from Galbka, near Vallivaya, Uva Province, Sri Lanka

DESCRIPTION:No. 50107
Mineral:Corundum var. Sapphire
Locality:Galbka, near Vallivaya, Uva Province, Sri Lanka
Description:Terminated transparent blue sapphire crystal with complex striated prism faces the result of complex twinning. The crystal is unusually lustrous with sharp crystal faces that exhibit no sign of alluvial wear. Ex. Peter B. Nalle (1923-2010) collection #658; originally acquired in 1993 from D. Blauwet
Overall Size:28x12x9 mm
Crystals:28 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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