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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. 79126
Mineral:Corundum var. Purple Sapphire
Locality:Winza, Mpwapwa District, Dodoma, Tanzania
Description:Two intersecting lustrous translucent purple sapphire crystals, the gem variety of the mineral species corundum, with remnants of dark fine-grained matrix in crevices. Fluoresces red under LW UV. Weight: 4.3 grams
Overall Size:15x12x11 mm
Crystals:9-12 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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