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Corundum var. Pink Sapphire from Sungate Mine, An Phu, Luc Yen, Yenbai Province, Vietnam

 
Corundum var. Pink Sapphire from Sungate Mine, An Phu, Luc Yen, Yenbai Province, Vietnam

Corundum var. Pink Sapphire from Sungate Mine, An Phu, Luc Yen, Yenbai Province, Vietnam

Corundum var. Pink Sapphire from Sungate Mine, An Phu, Luc Yen, Yenbai Province, Vietnam

Corundum var. Pink Sapphire from Sungate Mine, An Phu, Luc Yen, Yenbai Province, Vietnam

Corundum var. Pink Sapphire from Sungate Mine, An Phu, Luc Yen, Yenbai Province, Vietnam

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Corundum var. Pink Sapphire from Sungate Mine, An Phu, Luc Yen, Yenbai Province, Vietnam

DESCRIPTION:No. 69356
Mineral:Corundum var. Pink Sapphire
Locality:Sungate Mine, An Phu, Luc Yen, Yenbai Province, Vietnam
Description:Lustrous translucent raspberry-pink sapphire crystals, the gem variety of the mineral species corundum, in white marble with the bottom sawn flat so the specimen stands upright without support. This famous mine is now closed.
Overall Size:6x5x2.5 cm
Crystals:1-27 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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