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|Corundum var. Purple Sapphire
|Mogok District, 115 km NNE of Mandalay, Mandalay Division, Myanmar (Burma)
|Lustrous doubly-terminated translucent pinkish-purple sapphire, the gem variety of corundum, with two smaller sapphire crystals on one end. The sapphire crystal has unusually clean, smooth crystal faces and shows only minimal alluvial wear on the edges.
|For reference only
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