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Corundum var. Pink Sapphire from Central Highland Belt, near Ratnapura, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka

 
Corundum var. Pink Sapphire from Central Highland Belt, near Ratnapura, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka

Corundum var. Pink Sapphire from Central Highland Belt, near Ratnapura, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka

Corundum var. Pink Sapphire from Central Highland Belt, near Ratnapura, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka

Photo below under longwave ultraviolet illumination:
Corundum var. Pink Sapphire from Central Highland Belt, near Ratnapura, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka

DESCRIPTION:No. 78694
Mineral:Corundum var. Pink Sapphire
Locality:Central Highland Belt, near Ratnapura, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka
Description:Lustrous transparent pink sapphire crystal, the pink gem variety of the mineral corundum, with hexagonal di-pyramidal form. The sapphire crystal has complex crystallization patterns on the surfaces, possibly caused by surrounding mica crystals. The sapphire crystals fluoresce red under LW UV illumination. Weight: 9.39 carats (1.8 grams)
Overall Size:17x10.5x5.5 mm
Crystals:17 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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