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Corundum var. Ruby in marble with minor Pyrite from Jegdalek, Surobi, Kabul, Afghanistan

 
Corundum var. Ruby in marble with minor Pyrite from Jegdalek, Surobi, Kabul, Afghanistan

Corundum var. Ruby in marble with minor Pyrite from Jegdalek, Surobi, Kabul, Afghanistan

Corundum var. Ruby in marble with minor Pyrite from Jegdalek, Surobi, Kabul, Afghanistan

Corundum var. Ruby in marble with minor Pyrite from Jegdalek, Surobi, Kabul, Afghanistan

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Corundum var. Ruby in marble with minor Pyrite from Jegdalek, Surobi, Kabul, Afghanistan

DESCRIPTION:No. 73676
Mineral:Corundum var. Ruby in marble with minor Pyrite
Locality:Jegdalek, Surobi, Kabul, Afghanistan
Description:Lustrous translucent pink-red ruby crystals, the pink gem variety of the mineral species corundum, to 12 mm in white marble with minor small yellow-metallic pyrite crystals throughout. It appears there are two ruby crystals in parallel orientation. Collected ca. 2000
Overall Size:6x4x3.5 cm
Crystals:1-12 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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