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

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

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

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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 78578
Mineral:Corundum var. Pink Sapphire
Locality:Winza, Mpwapwa District, Dodoma, Tanzania
Description:Cluster of many translucent dark purplish-pink sapphire crystals, the pink gem variety of the mineral corundum (not pink enough to call ruby), dominated on one side with a large 13 mm sapphire crystal. The sapphire crystals fluoresce red under LW UV illumination
Overall Size:18x13x11 mm
Crystals:1-13 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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