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Corundum var. Ruby from Jegdalek, Sorobi, Kapic, Afghanistan

 
Corundum var. Ruby from Jegdalek, Sorobi, Kapic, Afghanistan

Corundum var. Ruby from Jegdalek, Sorobi, Kapic, Afghanistan

Below: fluorescence under ultraviolet illumination
Corundum var. Ruby from Jegdalek, Sorobi, Kapic, Afghanistan

DESCRIPTION:No. 60569
Mineral:Corundum var. Ruby
Locality:Jegdalek, Sorobi, Kapic, Afghanistan
Description:Several pseudo-octahedral lustrous translucent vivid purplish-pink ruby crystals, the pink gem variety of the species corundum, in translucent white marble. The ruby crystals fluoresce red under UV illumination.
Overall Size:16x14x10 mm
Crystals:6-9 mm
Status: For reference only
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