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Corundum var. Blue Sapphire from Paraíba do Norte, Brazil

 
Corundum var. Blue Sapphire from Paraíba do Norte, Brazil

Corundum var. Blue Sapphire from Paraíba do Norte, Brazil

Corundum var. Blue Sapphire from Paraíba do Norte, Brazil

Corundum var. Blue Sapphire from Paraíba do Norte, Brazil

Photo below under longwave ultraviolet illumination:
Corundum var. Blue Sapphire from Paraíba do Norte, Brazil

DESCRIPTION:No. 79127
Mineral:Corundum var. Blue Sapphire
Locality:Paraíba do Norte, Brazil
Description:Lustrous translucent purplish-blue sapphire crystal, the gem variety of the mineral corundum, with no attached matrix. The sapphire crystal is tabular (flattened) hexagonal form with remnants of light-colored matrix on the outer faces. Good color. Fluoresces red under LW UV illumination. Weight: 2.8 grams
Overall Size:13x12x5 mm
Crystals:13 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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