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Corundum var. Pink Sapphire on Kyanite from Winza, Mpwapwa District, Dodoma, Tanzania

 
Corundum var. Pink Sapphire on Kyanite from Winza, Mpwapwa District, Dodoma, Tanzania

Corundum var. Pink Sapphire on Kyanite from Winza, Mpwapwa District, Dodoma, Tanzania

Corundum var. Pink Sapphire on Kyanite from Winza, Mpwapwa District, Dodoma, Tanzania

Corundum var. Pink Sapphire on Kyanite from Winza, Mpwapwa District, Dodoma, Tanzania

Corundum var. Pink Sapphire on Kyanite from Winza, Mpwapwa District, Dodoma, Tanzania

Photo below under longwave ultraviolet illumination:
Corundum var. Pink Sapphire on Kyanite from Winza, Mpwapwa District, Dodoma, Tanzania

DESCRIPTION:No. 78577
Mineral:Corundum var. Pink Sapphire on Kyanite
Locality:Winza, Mpwapwa District, Dodoma, Tanzania
Description:Lustrous translucent pink sapphire crystals, the pink gem variety of the mineral corundum, to 12 mm on translucent blue lath-like kyanite crystals to 8 mm. The sapphire crystals are irregular form and are not pink enough to call ruby. The sapphire crystals fluoresce red under LW UV illumination
Overall Size:38x17x15 mm
Crystals:3-12 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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