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

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

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

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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 78876
Mineral:Corundum var. Purple Sapphire
Locality:Winza, Mpwapwa District, Dodoma, Tanzania
Description:Two lustrous transparent purple sapphire crystals, the gem variety of the mineral species corundum, in dark fine-grained matrix that appears to be composed brown garnet. Fluoresces red under LW UV
Overall Size:15x14x8 mm
Crystals:7-8 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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