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Corundum var. Ruby from Ianavoha, Tuléar Province, Madagascar

 
Corundum var. Ruby from Ianavoha, Tuléar Province, Madagascar

Corundum var. Ruby from Ianavoha, Tuléar Province, Madagascar

Corundum var. Ruby from Ianavoha, Tuléar Province, Madagascar

DESCRIPTION:No. 70287
Mineral:Corundum var. Ruby
Locality:Ianavoha, Tuléar Province, Madagascar
Description:Doubly-terminated lustrous translucent pink-violet ruby crystal, the pink gem variety of the mineral species corundum, embedded in dark biotite-rich matrix. The ruby crystal is prismatic hexagonal form, with secondary edge faces at the termination.
Overall Size:5x3x3 cm
Crystals:16 mm
Status: For reference only
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