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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

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. 79177
Mineral:Corundum var. Pink Sapphire
Locality:Central Highland Belt, near Ratnapura, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka
Description:Lustrous translucent pink sapphire crystal, the pink gem variety of the mineral corundum, with hexagonal di-pyramidal form. The sapphire crystal was collected in an ancient river placer deposit and has pitted, water-worn surfaces caused by alluvial wear. Fluoresces red under LW UV illumination. Weight: 0.4 grams
Overall Size:11x5x4 mm
Crystals:11 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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